33 Gay Pride Quotes That Celebrate The True Meaning of Love for All
These will warm your heart.
You'll Love These Gay Pride Quotes
June is Gay Pride Month. If you're here, you probably already know that. Parades and activism events all over the U.S. act as a great way to bring people together in the name of love. Sometimes, our favorite way to observe this month is with beautiful quotes to share the love.
Since 1970, gay pride marches have taken place across the country. Although we've seen tremendous progress since its inception, the community still has pretty big goals. Let these encouraging quotes inspire you to make the change you've always dreamed of.
We've put together a list of some of the most motivational gay pride sayings ever heard. Have these quotes ready to educate your peers or to share with friends. If you'd rather keep these words to yourself for inner strength, don't hesitate to take them with you,.
Our Favorite Gay Pride Quotes
"Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law." - Boethius
"There's nothing wrong with you. There's a lot wrong with the world you live in." - Chris Colfer
"Everybody's journey is individual. You you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality." - James Baldwin
"I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful." - Michael Cunningham
"All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential." - Harvey Milk
"It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist." - Laverne Cox
"I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It's not an underground tool for me. It's my whole life." - Lady Gaga
"If you are in the closet and fall in love with someone of the same gender, it doesn't automatically remove the shame and fear that's kept you locked away. The love you are experiencing encourages you to face the reality that this is who you really are and also has the power to set you free. The richness, beauty and depths of love can only be fully experienced in a climate of complete openness, honesty and vulnerability. Love, the most powerful of human emotions, is calling you to freedom and wholeness." - Anthony Venn Brown
"Do we have to know who's gay and who's straight? Can't we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?" - Ellen DeGeneres
"Where my evolution took place was not in my attitude toward same-sex couples, it was in understanding the pain and the sense of stigma that was being placed on same-sex couples who are friends of mine, where they'd say, "You know what, if you're not calling it marriage, it doesn't feel like the same thing." - Barack Obama
"Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I've ever done, lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that I hadn't even realized I was carrying." - Sir Ian McKellen
Gay Pride Quotes To Use When You're Feeling Motivated
"Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it's a good place to start." - Jason Collins
"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." - Barack Obama
"It's been a journey and a process of becoming totally out and sort of living that truth and having it be a daily thing. I'm at the point now that I want people to know that, and I want to talk about it. We're coming so far as a society, but we still have so far to go. So until we're all the way there, I'll probably die talking about it." - Alex Sanchez
"The only queer people are those who don't love anybody." - Rita Mae Brown
"This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another." - Ellen Page
"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" - Author Ernest J. Gaines
"I hate the word homophobia. It's not a phobia. You're not scared. You're an asshole." - Morgan Freeman
"I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity" - Out & Equal Executive Director Selisse Berry
"It takes some intelligence and insight to figure out you're gay and then a tremendous amount of balls to live it and live it proudly." - Jason Bateman
"Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges." - Bob Paris
"All of us who are openly gay are living and writing the history of our movement. We are no more - and no less - heroic than the suffragists and abolitionists of the 19th century; and the labor organizers, Freedom Riders, Stonewall demonstrators, and environmentalists of the 20th century. We are ordinary people, living our lives, and trying as civil-rights activist Dorothy Cotton said, to 'fix what ain't right' in our society." - Senator Tammy Baldwin
Inspiring Gay Pride Quotes
"I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay." - Portia DeRossi
"I think being gay is a blessing, and it's something I am thankful for every single day." - Anderson Cooper
"It's been a journey and a process of becoming totally out and sort of living that truth and having it be a daily thing. I'm at the point now that I want people to know that, and I want to talk about it. We're coming so far as a society, but we still have so far to go. So until we're all the way there, I'll probably die talking about it." - Megan Rapinoe
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." - Harvey Fierstein
"The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well." - Cassandra Duffy
"I've been embraced by a new community. That's what happens when you're finally honest about who you are; you find others like you." - Chaz Bono
"Somebody, your father or mine, should have told us that not many people have ever died of love. But multitudes have perished, and are perishing every hour - and in the oddest places! - for the lack of it." - Author James Baldwin
"We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity." - George Takei
"What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains." - Tennessee Williams
"I am a strong, black, lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better." - Brittney Griner
"I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance, and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, 'Me, too." - Jason Collins
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