To me, this is the definition of gay pride is this: If being gay was a choice, would I still choose it? The answer is yes. I love being gay, I love the way it has transformed my mind and outlook. If I wasn't gay; and hadn't had to go through this journey... I would be SO much less than I am. I have loved and lost and found love again. I couldn't be happier. And I know so many of you can't see that yet, I know that your journeys have been hard, but it's worth it. SO worth it. It really does get better. So LIVE. Laugh. Love. Yeah, there are labels, but you can love them. Love your label. Because dammit; you earned it.