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Stonewall Democrats
Stonewall Democrats Logo.png
Named after Stonewall Inn / Stonewall riots
Democratic Party
Motto"The National Directory of LGBT Democrats"
Formation1971; 47 years ago (1971)
( Alice B. Toklas Memorial Democratic Club) 1975; 43 years ago (1975)
(Stonewall Democratic Club)
TypeLGBT political organization
Legal statusActive
PurposeElect pro-LGBT Democrats in federal, state, and local elections, serve as a bullhorn for LGBT governmental issues, and supply LGBT voters to ballot boxes
Location
Website Stonewall Democrats homepage

Stonewall Democrats, also known in some states as LGBT Democrats, is the official caucus within the Democratic Party that advocates for issues that are relevant to LGBT Americans. [1] The caucus primarily operates through individual chapters supporting LGBT rights and affiliated with the Democratic Party.

History

In 1971, Alice B. Toklas Memorial Democratic Club of San Francisco was the first registered LGBT Democratic club in the nation. [2]

In 1975, the Stonewall Democratic Club was established in Los Angeles, California, the first 'Stonewall Democratic Club' in the country established for LGBT individuals and straight allies committed to achieving equality for all and to advancing progressive and feminist values through the Democratic Party. [3]

National Stonewall Democratic Federation

National Stonewall Democratic Federation
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Building where National Stonewall Democratic Federation was housed in the Logan Circle area of Washington, D.C.
Named afterStonewall Inn / Stonewall riots
Democratic Party
Motto"The National Voice of LGBT Democrats"
Predecessor National Association of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs
SuccessorLGBT Democrats
FormationMay 1998; 20 years ago (1998-05)
ExtinctionJanuary 1, 2013; 5 years ago (2013-01-01)
TypeLGBT PAC
Legal statusSuspended
PurposeGrassroots network connecting LGBT Democratic activists
Location
Website National Stonewall Democratic Federation homepage archive

The National Stonewall Democratic Federation was a national organization of LGBT Democratic clubs and individuals. It was founded in May 8-10, 1998, in Kansas City, Missouri. On January 1, 2013, National Stonewall Democratic Federation suspended operations due to a financial deficit of $30,000. [4] [5]

List of chapters

Alabama

Active
  1. Alabama Stonewall Democrats

Arkansas

Active
  1. Stonewall Democratic Caucus of Arkansas
    1. Young Democrats of Arkansas Stonewall Caucus

Arizona

Active
  1. Stonewall Democrats of Arizona

California

Active
  1. Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
  2. Central Valley Stonewall Democratic Club
  3. Desert Stonewall Democrats
  4. East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
  5. Fresno Stonewall Democrats
  6. Harvey Milk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Democratic Club
  7. Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club
  8. San Diego Democrats for Equality
  9. Stonewall Democratic Club
    1. Stonewall Young Democrats
  10. Stonewall Democrats Sacramento
  11. Stonewall Democrats of Tuolumne County
  12. Stonewall Democrats of Ventura County
  13. Tulare County Stonewall Democrats

Colorado

Active
  1. Stonewall Democrats of Colorado

Delaware

Active
  1. Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats

Democrats Abroad

Active
  1. LGBT Caucus

District of Columbia

Active
  1. Gertrude Stein Democratic Club DC

Florida

Active
  1. Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus
    1. Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County
    2. Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus
    3. Dolphin Democrats
    4. Freedom Democrats
    5. Hillsborough County LGBTA Democratic Caucus
    6. Manatee LGBTA Democratic Caucus
    7. Rainbow Democratic Club of Orange County
    8. Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County

Georgia

Active
  1. Georgia Stonewall Democrats

Hawaii

Active
  1. LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai'i

Iowa

Active
  1. Iowa Democratic Stonewall Caucus
    1. Linn County Stonewall Democrats

Idaho

Active
  1. LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Idaho

Indiana

Active
  1. Indiana Stonewall Democrats

Kansas

Active
  1. Kansas Democratic LGBT Caucus

Louisiana

Active
  1. Louisiana Stonewall Democrats

Maryland

Active
  1. Young Democrats of Maryland LGBT Caucus

Massachusetts

Active
  1. Bay State Stonewall Democrats

Michigan

Active
  1. The LGBT and Allies Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party
    1. Stonewall Democrats at the University of Michigan

Minnesota

Active
  1. Stonewall DFL

Missouri

Active
  1. Four Freedoms Democratic Club
  2. Kansas City Pride Democratic Club
  3. Stonewall Democrats of Eastern Missouri

Mississippi

Active
  1. Mississippi Stonewall Democrats

Montana

Active
  1. Montana Stonewall Democrats

Nebraska

Active
  1. Douglas County Democrats LGBTQIA Caucus

Nevada

Active
  1. Stonewall Northern Nevada
  2. Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada

New Hampshire

Active
  1. New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats

New Jersey

Active
  1. New Jersey Stonewall Democrats

New York

Active
  1. Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City
  2. Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
  3. Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn
  4. Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens
  5. Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats
  6. GLBT Democrats of Long Island
  7. Stonewall Democrats of Western New York
  8. Bronx Rainbow Democratic Coalition

North Carolina

Active
  1. LGBT Democrats of North Carolina
  2. LGBT Democrats of Gaston County
  3. New Hanover County Democratic Party - Stonewall Democrats

Ohio

Active
  1. Cleveland Stonewall Democrats
  2. Mahoning Valley Stonewall Democrats
  3. Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio
  4. Stonewall Democrats of Summit County

Oklahoma

Inactive
  1. Oklahoma Stonewall Democrats

Pennsylvania

Active
  1. Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club
  2. Steel City Stonewall Democrats
  3. Capital Region Stonewall Democrats

South Carolina

Inactive
  1. South Carolina Stonewall Democrats

Tennessee

Inactive
  1. Tennessee Stonewall Democratic Caucus

Texas

Active
  1. Texas Stonewall Democrats
    1. East Texas Stonewall Democrats
    2. Houston Area Stonewall Democrats
      1. Houston Stonewall Young Democrats
    3. Stonewall Democrats Denton County
    4. Stonewall Democrats of Austin
    5. Stonewall Democrats Central Texas
    6. Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
      1. Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats
    7. Stonewall Democrats of Lubbock
    8. Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio
    9. Stonewall Democrats-Rio Grande Valley
    10. Stonewall Democrats Tarrant County
    11. Texas Young Democrats Stonewall Caucus

Utah

Active
  1. Stonewall Democrats Utah

Virginia

Active
  1. LGBT Democrats of Virginia

Washington

Active
  1. Washington State Stonewall Caucus Democrats
  1. Clark County Stonewall Caucus Democrats

Wisconsin

Inactive
  1. WI Stonewall Democrats

See also

References

  1. ^ "Democrats.org". Democrats.org. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  2. ^ History of Alice
  3. ^ Finding aid to the Stonewall Democratic Club records, 1975-1995 Coll2013.001
  4. ^ "Faced with $30K shortfall, National Stonewall Democrats goes 'on hiatus'". DallasVoice. Dallas: Voice Publishing Inc. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  5. ^ Lavers, Michael (8 January 2013). "Search Results Story image for "National Stonewall Democrats" from Washington Blade National Stonewall Democrats curtails operations". Washington Blade. Retrieved 13 November 2015.