“Ironically, authentically gay men also tended to be less successful than the gay deceivers in…”

“Ironically, authentically gay men also tended to be less successful than the gay deceivers in convincing draft boards they really were gay. The trick to convincing the Army psychiatrist, after all, rested not in behaving the way gay men actually behaved but in acting the way the psychiatrist managed they did. Fulfilling the heterosexual fantasies of homosexuality was, of course, an easier task for a heterosexual than for someone gay.”

Conduct Unbecoming: Gays & Lesbians in the U.S. Military by Randy Shilts, page 68.