Why do people have gay pride?
The main focus of the gay rights movement is striving for equality. The same rights, the same jobs, the same opportunities... yet, so many gay people show this sense of undeserved pride.
Why should people be proud just because they're gay?
Isn't that rather like saying, "Hey, I'm different from straight people and proud of it!"
Okay, what I am trying to say is, why should we be proud of something that we consider normal? Something that just is, something that should be accepted, something that is just... us. I am gay. I am not proud of it. I am also not ashamed of it. I am me. Personally, I feel that my homosexuality is such a small part of me that it doesn't deserve pride. It's something I was born with. I think that being proud of your sexuality brings too much personal attention to it. My sexuality is something that really doesn't matter to me. It just is. I mean, I'm not proud of other things that I was born with. I'm white. Am I proud of being white? Nope. I'm white, I don't really care. I just am.
I love myself. I have come to accept myself. I love being gay. Am I proud of it? Nope. I am just me. I think that having pride in something like sexuality is basically saying that you're better than other people because of it.
Before I ramble any more, I will end this with another question.
What do you think?