A nice piece from the writer Augusten Burroughs. Wish he'd named some of those forebears, but still take his point. It's reminiscent of something Harry Hay used to say about not needing Gay "Pride" marches but Gay "Freedom" Days. That it was crazy to be "proud" about being Gay. It was like being "proud" for having blue eyes. I think he said "blue eyes" as memory serves.