50 Pride Month Quotes to Celebrate the Equality of Love

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LGBTQ Pride Month is here, so celebrate and honor the visibility, history, and ongoing struggles of the LGBTQ community with our incredible list of the best Pride Month Quotes.

Every June, Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and celebrates the progress made by the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month also reminds us that we should treat everyone equally, regardless of sexual orientation or gender.

Whether you belong to the LGBTQIA community or only support their cause, this collection of the best Pride Quotes will inspire you to accept and celebrate love as love. You can use these LGBTQ quotes as a caption for an Instagram post, a tweet, or send them as a happy pride month message to someone from the community.

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Best Pride Month Quotes 

These 60+ powerful quotes about the LGBTQ community will inspire you to appreciate and accept the love with equality and empathy.

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1. Gender and sexuality are so fluid. It’s OK to change your mind a million times and figure out what works for you. It’s OK to take your time.

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2. “Never EVER apologize for who you love”

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3. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. – Andre Gide

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4. “The next time someone asks you why LGBT Pride marches exist or why Gay Pride Month is June tell them, ‘A bisexual woman named Brenda Howard thought it should be.” – Brenda Howard

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5. “If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself.” – Zanele Muholi

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6. “We have to do it because we can no longer stay invisible. We have to be visible. We should not be ashamed of who we are.” – SYLVIA RIVERA ON LGBTQ+ ACTIVISM

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7. Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start. – Jason Collins

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8. “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

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9. Hope will never be silent. – Harvey Milk

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10. “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

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11. “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

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12. “You have to go the way your blood beats. If you don’t live the only life you have, you won’t live some other life, you won’t live any life at all.” – JAMES BALDWIN

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13. From the playboys to the gay boys, go and slay, boys. – Lizzo

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14. “Love is too beautiful to be hidden in the closet.” – Unknown

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15. I think being gay is a blessing, and it’s something I am thankful for every single day. – Anderson Cooper

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16. “Love is never wrong.” – Melissa Etheridge

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17. “I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act.” – Janet Mock

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18. “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

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19. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

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20. “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

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21. I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me. – Tim Cook

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22. “There are worst things in life than kissing boys.” — Benjamin Alire Sáenz

23. “Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?” – Ernest J. Gaines

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24. “I am a strong, black, lesbian. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better.” – BRITTNEY GRINER

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25. After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are. – Shrek

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26. “Marriage is a language of love, equality, and inclusion.” — Evan Wolfson

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27. 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

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28. “I’m living by example by continuing with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay.” — Portia de Rossi

29. “Gays are not interested in making other people gay…But homophobes are interested in making others homophobic.” – Stephen Fry

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30. “There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in.” – CHRIS COLFER

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31. It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have any moral objection to someone else’s sexuality. It’s like telling someone else how to clean their house. – River Phoenix

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32. “You say ‘be straight.’ I say ‘taste the rainbow’.” – Pride Month Quotes

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33. Being gay isn’t something you choose, but you do face choices about whether and how to discuss it. – Pete Buttigieg

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34. “The Lord is my Shepherd and He knows I’m gay.” — Troy Perry

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35. “Love doesn’t care how much money you have. It doesn’t care who your parents are. It doesn’t care if you’re gay, straight, or transgender.” – Rumer Willis

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36. “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.” – ANDERSON COOPER

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37. I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet. – Dolly Parton

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38. “When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows.” 

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39. Some people say you are going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own. – Angelina Jolie

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40. “I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an a**hole.” — Morgan Freeman

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41. “Gay, straight, bi, whatever – it doesn’t matter. Love is love.” – Amber Liu

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42. “A woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful.” – DREW BARRYMORE

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43. People will stare. Make it worth their while. – Harry Winston

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44. “Whoever tries to bring us down is already below us.”

45. Can’t cancel my pride.

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46. “The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.” — Rita Mae Brown

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47. “It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love when you love, or how you love. It matters only that you love.” – John Lennon

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48. “The more I accept myself as a genderless human being, in a way, the more I’m loving my body.” – SAM SMITH

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49. “Love is love.” – Pride Quotes

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50. “Being born gay, black, and female is not a revolutionary act. Being proud to be a gay, black female is.” — Lena Waithe

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