Wow. I think I was misunderstood a bit.
First off Im speaking strictly in terms of gay pride, not diversity as a whole. Im sure most of you have seen the stickers and banners that say "celebrate diversity" and things like that. What I was questioning is why we should focus on differences, because doing so only points out things that, well, make us seem "different," in the sense of strange or alien. I understand pride, I just don't understand taking pride specifically in being different. It makes us seem abnormal or wrong to focus on what sets us apart from what is viewed as normal society.
I didn't say or imply that people should be the same. Im just thinking that maybe focusing on things we have in common with the rest of society, as well as what makes us different, would be more productive than simply taking a "we're different, get used to it." standpoint.
This was really just a passing thought that I was entertaining and decided to throw into discussion.
Seriously though... Hitler and Nazis? How the hell did that get into this conversation? That's like, discussing theatre and all of a sudden someone says "I disagree, blue skittles are the best."