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As the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising approaches, the event’s legacy is under scrutiny amidst discussions of historical accuracy and symbolic significance. Queer historian Eric Marcus is revisiting the uprising through the fifth season of his podcast, Making Gay History, featuring interviews with those who experienced it firsthand. In a recent email exchange with LGBTQ Nation’s Daniel Villarreal, Marcus addressed the ongoing relevance of Stonewall in the face of attempts to marginalize LGBTQ+ narratives. Villarreal raised questions about conflicting accounts of the riots, including the portrayal of Marsha P. Johnson’s involvement, prompting a debate over the importance of factual accuracy versus symbolic resonance. He questioned whether the truth of these details holds significance compared to the symbolic power of various retellings. Queer historian Eric Marcus replied, emphasizing the symbolic significance of Stonewall, highlighting its power to inspire. Whether Marsha P. Johnson was at The Stonewall Riots or not is hence an important question, but its answer is not going to change the value of what Stonewall means to us. However, Marcus also underscored the importance of factual accuracy while acknowledging the inadvertent perpetuation of myths within historical narratives. History often crafts the story through time. Historians debate if that is what may have occurred on June 28, 1969.