As “Gay Pride” commences across the country, it’s time I stated my beef –
While I appreciate the intent, “gay pride” is semantically challenged. Why should I be proud of winning the washer and dryer combo on the genetic wheel of fortune? I didn’t do anything. Shouldn’t pride be based on individual accomplishment?
What about black pride, you ask? Got a problem with that? Sure do. Same thing. Same problem.
But I understand. While it should be called “not ashamed to be gay (or black) day,” that’s too clunky of a phrase to adorn decorative banners. Still, pride is a bit of an overstatement.