A US gay activist who spent just over $135,000 on two shirts worn by the lead actors in gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain will preserve the garments as a symbol of the gay rights struggle.Tom Gregory was the top bidder in an online auction for the two plaid shirts worn in the acclaimed film by Australian Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, Associated Press reported.The 45-year-old said he was elated with the $US101,100.51 purchase and would keep the garments as they were, on the hanger, entwined as a testament to the fight for gay acceptance.I would never wear them, put them on, or separate them, Gregory said.Funds from the sale by film distributor Focus Features will benefit a Californian children’s charity.

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