My friend Chris was drafted when he was living in New York in the late 1960s. When he showed up to the draft board, he told them he was gay -- and they didn't believe him! Seems there had been so many straight guys claiming they were gay in an attempt to be turned away that the authorities assumed my friend was lying too. So when he was told to return for his exam, he dressed in the most flamboyant, gay-looking outfit he could come up with. "I can give you the names and numbers of all my ex-boyfriends," he told them. "I can even give you names and numbers of guys I've blown in Central Park!" Finally they decided he was telling them the truth and they let him go, but he was truly terrified. He saw so many guys around him who were being sent into combat overseas, who were barely out of their teens and afraid for their lives.