The Stoli "Spirit of Stonewall" limited edition bottle celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and how the bravery to take a stand has evolved into the Pride movement and celebrations of today. Through this commemorative release, Stoli also supports the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative and its mission to eliminate the social intolerance's that profoundly impact the lives of LGBTQ citizens in America and abroad, through awareness campaigns, educational programming, fundraising and public dialogue.
The beautiful bottle art is brought to life by Lisa Marie Thalhammer, award-winning visual artist and member of the LGBTQ community, who is best known for her iconic 13-color rainbow “LOVE” mural lin Washington, D.C. For the Stoli "Spirit of Stonewall" bottle, Thalhammer depicts a world changing from black and white to full color through a rainbow energy ribbon drawn in her signature 13 color rainbow spectrum, which swirls through the arms and hands of the brave individuals who took a stand in June 1969. This "rainbow energy force" eventually bursts outside the bottle lable via a hand holding a high heel, meant to honor the transgender activists who first took a stand during the uprising. Lisa Marie's emblematic LGBTQ imagery includes five hands total and three protest signs at the corner of Gay and Christopher Streets outside of the Stonewall Inn. One sign spells out “LIBERATION” as a reference to the Gay Liberation Front that includes three gender symbols, and additional hands signal peace, love, and positive protest; all are connected by the rainbow energy ribbon that swirls between fingers and brings the community together.