Friday, June 21, 2019

Lisa Cannistraci Talks Henrietta Hudson Stonewall Events & More (AUDIO)

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Lisa Cannistraci owner of the legendary Henrietta Hudson which has been Manhattan’s number-one lesbian bar for over twenty five years. Cannistraci is officially partnering with WorldPride | Stonewall 50 and presenting two fabulous must-attend parties at a venue she has created at Watermark Pier 15 at the South Street Seaport, 78 South Street in NYC to accommodate “Pride Soup” or "Queer on the Pier" on June 28th from 9P to 4A and “Siren” which takes place on June 29th from 9P to 4A. “Pride Soup” will be the queerest party of the year according to Lisa with over 2000 LGBTQIA+ friends and allies. The event will be hosted by model/actor Rain Dove and Devin-Norelle NYC trendsetter, influencer, Teen Vogue and OUT magazine journalist. There will be performances by singing sensations Nina Sky and singer model Laith Ashley and dance to DJ Amber Valentine - The Woods, DJ MaryMac, Madonna’s Tour DJ and DJ AVG JO-NYC. Then the following night “Siren” will be presented for a night of dancing and debauchery at the most famous lesbian-centric party of the year hosted by Harlem Globetrotter Crissa Ace and Kiyomi Valentine from Real L Word. Join 2000+ LGBTQIA+ friends and allies with a coast-to-coast stellar line up including singing sensation Mindy Jones, lead singer for Moby headlining and DJs Whitney Day LA/NYC, Denver’s Tatiana and MO from NYC. Then on June 30th from 12P on the iconic street party “Occupy Hudson” takes place which is the “go to” spot for lesbians and their friends and allies. For this event Henrietta Hudson has booked NYC’s finest DJ’s to take you through the day with DJ Tikka Masala, DJ RosyQ, DJ BK Storm and DJ Christie. We talked to Lisa about her upcoming events, her relationship with Stormé DeLarverie who threw the first punch at the historic Stonewall Inn Riot on June 28th in 1969 and her spin on our LGBTQ issues.

Lisa Cannistraci landed in Greenwich Village, NYC in March of 1985 and immediately felt at home. She was hired as a bartender at The Cubby Hole which is now Henrietta Hudson while finishing her Bachelor Science degree from St. John’s University in Psychology. Her LGBTQ activism rose during the AIDS epidemic joining ACT UP and began engaging in their radical demonstrations to get the government to help save our lives. Cannistraci’s fight for LGBTQ equality continued as Vice President of Marriage Equality USA leading to the U.S. Supreme Court DOMA case with her dear friend Edie Windsor that changed history forever. Currently Lisa is engaged in the fight for transgender equality as our trans brothers and sisters are being attacked daily by the government and citizens alike. She believes that intersectionality must be a part of our continued movement stating, “You hurt one of us. You hurt all of us.”
For More Info: henriettahudson.com


1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

Charlotte, your interview with Lisa is outstanding, both personal and historic, a bird's eye view of the on-the-ground state of affairs around Stonewall. Lisa's detailed description of Stormé's life is invaluable and must be preserved for generations to come. I am so grateful you've shared Lisa's voice with the world.