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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.

Stonewall Democrats
Stonewall Democrats Logo.png
Named after Stonewall Inn / Stonewall riots
Democratic Party
Motto "The National Directory of LGBT Democrats"
Formation

1971; 47 years ago (1971)
(Alice B. Toklas Memorial Democratic Club)

1975; 43 years ago (1975)
(Stonewall Democratic Club)
Type LGBT political organization
Legal status Active
Purpose Elect 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

Contents

HistoryEdit

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 FederationEdit

National Stonewall Democratic Federation
 
Building where National Stonewall Democratic Federation was housed in the Logan Circle area of Washington, D.C.
Named after Stonewall Inn / Stonewall riots
Democratic Party
Motto "The National Voice of LGBT Democrats"
Predecessor National Association of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs
Successor LGBT Democrats
Formation May 1998; 20 years ago (1998-05)
Extinction January 1, 2013; 5 years ago (2013-01-01)
Type LGBT PAC
Legal status Suspended
Purpose Grassroots 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 chaptersEdit

AlabamaEdit

Active
  1. Alabama Stonewall Democrats

ArkansasEdit

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

ArizonaEdit

Active
  1. Stonewall Democrats of Arizona

CaliforniaEdit

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

ColoradoEdit

Active
  1. Stonewall Democrats of Colorado

DelawareEdit

Active
  1. Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats

Democrats AbroadEdit

Active
  1. LGBT Caucus

District of ColumbiaEdit

Active
  1. Gertrude Stein Democratic Club DC

FloridaEdit

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

GeorgiaEdit

Active
  1. Georgia Stonewall Democrats

HawaiiEdit

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

IowaEdit

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

IdahoEdit

Active
  1. LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Idaho

IndianaEdit

Active
  1. Indiana Stonewall Democrats

KansasEdit

Active
  1. Kansas Democratic LGBT Caucus

LouisianaEdit

Active
  1. Louisiana Stonewall Democrats

MarylandEdit

Active
  1. Young Democrats of Maryland LGBT Caucus

MassachusettsEdit

Active
  1. Bay State Stonewall Democrats

MichiganEdit

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

MinnesotaEdit

Active
  1. Stonewall DFL

MissouriEdit

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

MississippiEdit

Active
  1. Mississippi Stonewall Democrats

MontanaEdit

Active
  1. Montana Stonewall Democrats

NebraskaEdit

Active
  1. Douglas County Democrats LGBTQIA Caucus

NevadaEdit

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

New HampshireEdit

Active
  1. New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats

New JerseyEdit

Active
  1. New Jersey Stonewall Democrats

New YorkEdit

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 CarolinaEdit

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

OhioEdit

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

OklahomaEdit

Inactive
  1. Oklahoma Stonewall Democrats

PennsylvaniaEdit

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

South CarolinaEdit

Inactive
  1. South Carolina Stonewall Democrats

TennesseeEdit

Inactive
  1. Tennessee Stonewall Democratic Caucus

TexasEdit

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

UtahEdit

Active
  1. Stonewall Democrats Utah

VirginiaEdit

Active
  1. LGBT Democrats of Virginia

WashingtonEdit

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

WisconsinEdit

Inactive
  1. WI Stonewall Democrats

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.