Do you know why gays head to Provincetown, Fire Island, Gay Days, and Pride Parade?<quoted text>I can understand that, but I am also willing to bet, that they do not need a flag or shirt to figure that out.
Because it's such a relief to be feel totally normal there--not just the one whose different. It feels great to be in a place where its safe to be what's normal for you.
Once upon a time, a Jew mentioned to me that he loved Israel because it was such a great place to be Jewish. Same thing.(And why do they need to wear those yarmulkes, anyway?)