Back then you were shunned if you were anything other than white hetero male. People just want to celebrate the progress, nothing wrong with that (hah progress, but at least it's better than it was years ago)/shrug Maybe it is a generational thing. I'm (likely) older and grew up when there was real issues with discrimination. When I was young we weren't celebrated for coming out like people are today. Had to have a lot thicker skin back then.
I mean there was an obvious reason why ppl didn't celebrate back then. But we are getting into OT territory anyway.