Today is Gay Pride Day in San Francisco. (Shouldn't it really be LGBTQQA Pride Day?). People sometimes ask about the pride thing. Why should you be proud of something you were just born with? Well, that's not really the point. Like "Black Pride" --the original contrarian pride, I think--, it is just a strong way of denying shame, of saying, Despite what I've been told, I am not ashamed of who I am.