June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual people, plus all other sexual orientations and genders.So pardon me if I don't play along.
My definition of pride doesn't include sexual orientation in any way whatsoever. Pride is for things an individual has accomplished. Pride doesn't extend to nationality, race, or anything a person has no control over (which clearly includes any of those sexual orientations they celebrate if people are truly "born that way"). I don't see how pride could have anything to do with who or what you have sex with.
For example, I have no pride in my nationalities - I had nothing to do with choosing them. I enjoy the foods and what I know of the customs of both halves of my background, but probably no more than I enjoy the foods of nationalities I have no ties to at all. I have no pride in any of my parents' accomplishments. I appreciate that my families migrated to this country and I'm thankful I live here, but simply living here is no reason for pride. Doing something for the country would be something to take pride in.
I suppose McThag's post made me think of this. I suspect the reaction of the people who parade for pride month to my ideas would be to call me a hater. I don't hate you or your sexuality; I simply don't care about it. I don't care about anybody's sexuality. Why should I care? What consenting adults do in private is so far down on a list of things I care about, it's hard to express. My current circle of friends are all similar ages to me (I can't think of any younger than about 50) and are all heterosexual married couples. I don't care about their sexuality either.
And here's something that might mess with Pride Month paraders: I don't care if you hate me. You're wasting your life and energy if you do, but if you want to waste your life that's your call.