Darren Main, (born January 20, 1971) is a yoga teacher and writer. He has written largely on Eastern spirituality for a more modern and Western audience. Main is best known for his second book, Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic.
- There is an axiom that only a fool is proud of what he can't help being. I was lucky to have been born a gay, but that evokes a sense of gratitude, not pride. For me, pride is the result, commitment, accomplishments and character. I feel pride when I see queer people making the world more beautiful, or responding to prejudice against us with dignity and compassionate strength. I feel pride when I see young queer people taking a same-sex date to the prom, or two lesbians getting married for the first time in Massachusetts. I feel pride when we play sports together, do charitable works together, pray and meditate together and sing together. Most importantly I feel pride when we stand up and make our voices heard in Washington, DC and in state capitols all around this country. We are no longer a bunch of queer individuals living in individual closets of hell. We are a community. Our community is filled with many problems and challenges, to be sure, but the fact that we stand together means that we no longer have to suffer alone. To me, that is worth marching in the streets.