"When you hear of Gay Pride, remember, it was not born out of a need to celebrate being gay.
"It evolved out of our need as human beings to break free of oppression and to exist without being criminalized, pathologized or persecuted.
"Depending on a number of factors, particularly religion, freeing ourselves from gay shame and coming to self-love and acceptance, can not only be an agonising journey, it can take years.
"Tragically some don't make it.
"Instead of wondering why there isn't a straight pride be grateful you have never needed one.
"Celebrate with us."
-- Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning - a journey to find the truth