Sandy Rapp is a songwriter, activist, and author of God’s Country: A Case Against Theocracy: The Haworth Press; 1991. Her best known songs are “Remember Rose: A Song For Choice,” about the first back-street abortion fatality of the 1977 Medicaid-Abortion cutoff (all editions feature a guest vocal by the late Bella Abzug) and “Everyone Was At Stonewall,” a gay history, written for police sensitivity training, which won StoneWall Society’s Pride Song of 2004.
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Rapp was instrumental in the passage of a number of gay civil rights laws on Long Island, NY. Her CDs include We The People, Flag & The Rainbow, Still Marchin’ and Salute to the Veteran Feminists. Rapp’s appearances include the million-plus 2004 March For Women’s Lives, the National Women’s Music Festival, National NOW Rallies in Seneca Falls, Manhattan, and Washington, DC, National Women’s Political Caucus Conferences, Gulf Coast Womyn’s Festival, Chicago’s Autumnfest, New York State NOW Conferences, Montana Pride Rally, Palm Springs’ Gay Veterans, Manhattan’s Peoples Voice Cafe, the 2001 NOW March on DC, the Gay Millenium March, the 2003, 2005, and 2006National NOW Conferences, the 2005 Save The Court Rally in Union Square, the Molly Yard Memorial in DC’s Hart Senate Office Building, and the 2009 Stonewall Veterans’ Fortieth Reunion in NYC’s GLBT Center. In 2006 Rapp received two OutMusic Award nominations, and served as a Grand Marshal of the Long Island Pride Parade. Rapp’s premier of “Rise Up Ye Women” at the NYU Law School was toasted in The New Yorker – 11/13/06. In 2008 Rapp sang several of the Clinton rallies and wrote ‘She Will Rise’ for a Hillary Website. See Rapp’s 2008 Seneca Falls, NY 160th Anniversary performance of “Walkin’ Shoes” at youtube.com/SandyRapp.