Right!It's why participants in Gay Pride parades used to sing "We're here and we're queer." That was back in the days, when it was more of a protest parade than a carnival. If you're happy to refer to yourself by the word that haters use to abuse you, then they can't use that word as an effective term of abuse anymore.
That's also why I call myself fat, because fat is nothing more than a descriptor like tall etc and nothing to be ashamed about!
I notice it makes people uncomfortable and they usually try to tell me I am not fat, which they mean well but it just shows how taboo fat has become. I'm comfortable in my skin and I show it. We're fat and we're here, deal with it.