The American Civil Liberties Union invited activists, pundits and media types – like Pam Spaulding, Rachel Maddow and John Aravosis – to write a few words on gay pride. And, for some reason, they asked our editor, who wrote a surprisingly earnest piece. Here’s but a taste: “When I think of gay pride, I don’t think of gay people. Okay, well, that’s not true. I do think of gay people… But, more than all those communities, that proverbial melting pot, I see America: a nation built on the revolutionary idea that citizens should live as individuals, free of tyranny.” [ACLU]