I'm not sure where to post this, so as anything goes in Lil's, here it is. Why do some people claim to be PROUD to be black, PROUD to be gay (Gay PRIDE March), etc? We're told that issues such as sexuality are not necessarily something you chose, it's something you are. I am proud to wear the uniform, proud of what I do, but I don't think I've ever claimed to be proud of who/what I am - I'm just me. So what causes someone to be PROUD of who/what they are? (not what they choose to do or what/who they choose to represent). Genuine question, no wind up, no offence intended.