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Stop Lying About Whether You Were At the Stonewall Inn

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As we honor the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, a new problem is on the horizon — gay rights fraud! No, not the type the Obama administration is perpetrating, but the variant the Gs, Ls, Bs, and Ts are engaged in: lying about whether you were at Stonewall on Christopher Street four decades ago.

“There are a lot of people around today who say they were at the Stonewall riot, but they weren’t.” That’s San Francisco gay activist and writer Arthur Evans, who wasn’t at Stonewall, but was living in the Village at the time. “Stonewall has become a symbol, and everybody likes to identify with a symbol,” he says.

Just like how more people say they voted for Barack Obama than is actually possible.

We get it, older gays. You want to be able to say you were part of this special moment in our civil rights struggle. Well you weren’t! Admit it: You were enjoying a highball on the Upper East Side with your hetero friends.

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