39 Instagram Captions for LGBTQ+ Pride Month
The LGBTQ+ community is celebrating everywhere now that it is finally Pride month once again, and we've compiled a list of 39 Instagram captions for LGBTQ+ Pride month! As fun as Pride parades and drag events are, it is important to remember the roots of Pride here in the United States, which began after police officers raided the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969. Police raiding gay bars was pretty common given the homophobic climate at the time when "homosexual relations" were still illegal. This time, however, people fought back and the raid became a riot.
The police showed up under the notion that Stonewall was operating without a liquor license and began arresting and "roughing up" both employees and patrons. Many folks were arrested for not abiding the law at the time of wearing "at least three articles of gender-appropriate clothing." People outside the bar began to riot as they watched LGBT people get loaded into police vans, including notable LGBT activists and pioneers Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé DeLarverie. The riot lasted for five days and, while it wasn't the first or last LGBT riot and protest, it became a symbol of "resistance to social and political discrimination."
Today, the Stonewall Riot is a symbol of resistance against the oppression LGBTQ people face. Pride events around the United States and the entire world grew out of the event, transforming into a yearly celebration and reminder.
"I don't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don't tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth. And if that's sinful, then let me damned for it! -Tennessee Williams
Your sexuality is yours alone. Never let someone pressure you to come out, especially if you don't feel safe doing so.
Every LGBTQIAP person is beautiful in June. They are all year, but June especially!
"There’s been a tipping point of taking control of our own narratives with unprecedented visibility." -Laverne Cox
Love is love!
"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
I can't wait for the day that every LGBT person can live completely in peace.
"The only thing they have to look forward to is hope. And you have to give them hope. Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, hope for a better place to come to if the pressures at home are too great. Hope that all will be all right." -Harvey Milk
For me, there is nothing better than going to Pride and seeing all these beautiful people happy and true to themselves.
I didn't know if I was going to make it this far. But I'm still here, and I'm thriving.
"We're here, we're queer. Get used to it!" -Queer Nation
"There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it's now okay to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are." -Tammy Baldwin
There are so many cute girls here at Pride! I just want you to know I love you all!
"Like racism and all forms of prejudice, bigotry against transgender people is a deadly carcinogen." -Leslie Feinburg
"A woman who dared to live as an overt homosexual in such unwelcoming times might well have an ego of impressive strength and health that permitted her it know her own mind and to be true to her conception of herself." ―Lillian Faderman, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
The world is changing. I'm looking forward to seeing what it can be someday.
Being at Pride is the happiest I've ever been in my entire life.
I can't wait to come to Pride with my future wife and children someday!
"Please remember, especially in these times of group-think and the right-on chorus, that no person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended." -Alice Walker
There are LGBT people everywhere. If you think you don't know an LGBT person, I guarantee that you're wrong.
"There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in."
I wish I could live in a giant house with all my gay friends and our six cats.
The day a child can grow up without fear of being gay or trans or anything other than cis/straight is a day that can't come soon enough.
"I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk through the rain." -Audre Lorde
Going to spend Pride month marathoning all 12 gay movies out there.
"There will always be enemies. Time to stop being your own." -Larry Kramer
"Makeup can be used to express yourself as well. Those experiences should not be limited to women. Everyone should be free to be as colorful as they want to be." ―Ian Thomas Malone, The Transgender Manifesto
"I am as gay as a daffodil, my dear!" -Freddie Mercury
Fly the flag high. Fly it with Pride!
This Pride month, don't forget that the B and T are a part of "LGBT" for a reason!
"Remember, bisexuality doesn’t mean halfway between gay or straight. It is its own identity." -Evan Rachel Wood
"the people within our community are so supportive and so caring and so loving, most of the time towards people they don’t even know / and it is in moments like that when you realize that the queer community is more than a community we are a family" -Courtney Carola, Have Some Pride: A Collection of LGBTQ+ Inspired Poetry
I love being in love, but best of all, I'm finally learning to love myself.
"Out of the closets and into the streets!" -Queer Nation
"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" -Ernest Gaines
"I find my greatest strength in wanting to be strong. I find my greatest bravery in deciding to be brave." -David Leviathan, Boy Meets Boy
Being a member of the LGBT community is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Already looking forward to Pride next year!
"We are survivors. We shall survive again and we shall be the strongest, most gentle people on this earth." -Cleve Jones