The shirt originally said, "Some people are gay. Original pin: Get over it." They were made as part of a demonstration for gay rights in the UK. Sir Ian McKellen has been an outspoken advocate for gay rights.
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Ian McKellan, First saw him reading transcript from the Steve Biko's trial summary in the - as he read the names out of the black men who died he cried. I did also Ian I salute your heart! (Gandalf comes for you)