Of course the gay-liberation crowd like to take credit for the gay rights movement but they did more to harm it after any help they originally generated. These would be the "so what" and "whatever" folks who say outlandish things which the religious right scoops up and regurgitates relentlessly.
So yes, Virginia, there was a man a long time ago who said "We don't want to be equal, we just want to be left alone." He's dead now and his followers live in a commune in the mountains of Tennessee. Seriously, they do.