Whenever a conversation comes up about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (by my volition or my friends and colleagues) their is always a naysayer. That one person who has to chime in "It's just a girl show. What's the big deal?" or my favorite, "Grown men watching a show for little girls. That's wrong!". Well I've got a question for you people. Why do you watch your favorite show? May it be Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, or some other show, why do you watch it? Is it the characters and their development that makes you stick around? The plot and story arcs? How about the music or the style of the show? Do you have that reason in your head? Well congratz, you are a "brony" of your favorite show. Just replace "MLP:FiM" with your favorite show and you'll be in our mindset.
To the people who say we're freaks for watching MLP:FiM, you now the same stuff happens in other fandoms as well right? Their are people who fantasize about being in Equestria as well as people who want to live in Hyrule (Legend of Zelda) or many other fictional worlds. Their are pony fanfics of varying topics , Safe and Not Safe For Work, all over the internet, as well as fanfics from other fandoms. Yes, even that preschool show you had in your head has a fanfic or hundred. Pony fanart gushes from the seams of the internet, as well as other fan works' fanart.
Bronies are just like any other fan community member. Every fan community has it's share of undesirable people in it's community. If you say one Brony is a freak, you are telling everyone else in the world they are freaks for loving their fandom. Just think about it.