Unlike some skeptics/atheists, I’ve long known the idea of “pride” is about being proud of what you are, even as the rest of society pressures or forces you to conform. What I didn’t know was that the word is tied to the Stonewall Riots of exactly 46 years ago. That truth bomb came via Dr. Doe, who links to this in-depth retrospective on Democracy Now. If you prefer the written word, this article is an excellent starter.
Now go forth, and take pride in yourself!