If you're born with sexual orientation and race, why it logical to take pride in either one?

The way to think of pride is a feeling you get for an achievement.

If you're an oppressed minority such as gay then it can require bravery to come out. Society, while getting better, is still oppressive to homosexuality so it takes courage, and showing courage is something one can be proud of.

If you are a straight white male, you don't have to overcome any challenges to be those things, so there isn't anything to be proud of.

For a simple analogy, think of it like a sport: If you turn up, play your ass off and win, you'd be proud of yourself. If you turned up and they just said "no need to play, you just win by default", would you be proud of that?

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