There are many ways to celebrate pride month this year. In case you need a refresher, Pride Month is in June and it’s a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. While Pride is often associated with parades and parties, it’s also important to acknowledge the history of LGBTQ+ people in this country and the challenges they’ve faced in the fight for equality. Take the time to educate yourself by reading books by LGBTQ+ authorslisten LGBTQ+ podcastsand seeing LGBTQ+ movies It’s a way to celebrate Pride. You can also reflect on these LGBTQ+ dating from community members and allies.
These quotes cover everything from coming out to Be yourself, and much more. Many famous LGBTQ+ people have spoken about their journey to self-acceptance, their families, and their relations. You will surely feel inspired after reading them.
Many of these LGBTQ+ quotes would be great too Pride Instagram Captions, if you feel like celebrating Pride with a solidarity publication. You can also make it a point to learn about things like pronounsY how to support a loved one when they go out Of course, if you want celebrate Pride by giving some heartfelt gifts, that will surely be appreciated. Read on for some inspirational LGBTQ+ quotes that are perfect for Pride (not to mention the rest of the year!).
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“You never fully have your rights, one person, until everyone has their rights.”
Sylvia Rivera on LGBTQ+ activism
“We have to because we can’t be invisible anymore. We have to be visible. We shouldn’t be ashamed of who we are.”
“You have to follow the way your blood beats. If you don’t live the only life you have, you won’t live another life, you won’t live any life at all.”
“Every gay and lesbian person 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.”
“We should remain calm in the face of difference and live our lives in a state of inclusion and marvel at the diversity of humanity.”
“When all Americans are treated as equals, no matter who they are or who they love, we are all freer.”
“All of us who are openly gay live and write the history of our movement. We are no more, no less, heroic than the suffragettes and abolitionists of the 19th century; and the labor organizers, the Freedom Riders, the Stonewall protesters and the environmentalists of the twentieth century”.
“I am a strong, black, lesbian woman. Every time I say it, I feel so much better.”
“Stonewall represented, absolutely, the first time that the LGBT community successfully fought back and forged an organized movement and community.”
“There is nothing wrong with you. There are many bad things in the world in which you live.
“The fact is that I am gay, always have been and always will be, and I couldn’t be happier, more comfortable with myself and proud.”
“I am proud of who I am. I am proud of my husband and our marriage.”
“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”
“It’s time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want.”
“All young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which they can reach their full potential.”
“So while I may not want to be constantly asked about my sexuality and just be me, a big part of me is my love for women. So I guess I’m just talking about it until it doesn’t look like something to talk about anymore.”
Lady Gaga to the LGBTQ+ community
“This community has fought and continues to fight a war of acceptance, a war of tolerance, and the most relentless bravery. You are the definition of courage, you know that?”
“Our community is not a monolith, thank God, and neither is the United States. I look forward to and will continue to work for the day when the United States recognizes all of us as full and equal citizens.”
“I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a lot of my life trying to validate myself, my friends, my family, myself, trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase. ”
“A woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful.”
“What I preach is: people fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists almost on a spiritual level.”
“I realize that just by living my truth of who I am, there is one less person to fight with me in my own head.”
“Gender and sexuality are very fluid. It’s okay to change your mind a million times and figure out what works for you. It’s okay to take your time.”
“The more I accept myself as a genderless human being, in a way, the more I love my body.”
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to acknowledge, accept and celebrate those differences.”
“I realize the importance of having the courage to live as you are, and I feel like a lot of people don’t have that courage. Maybe by opening my big fat mouth like I usually do and stepping up and owning who I am, maybe I can inspire someone else to do the same.”
“The Lord is my Shepherd and he knows that I am gay.”
“I don’t just love men. I love people. It is not a genre. It’s just about the spirit that emanates from that other person you’re with.”
“I think it’s important for parents to educate themselves as well, and be open, and realize that your kids are their own person and whether or not they can act the way you want them to in terms of self-expression. gender, that’s fine.”
“I once worried that there was no place for trans people like me to participate in any way in our politics. However, since coming out, I have seen that change is possible and have learned that the only things that are truly impossible are the things we don’t try. You can run, you can win and you can serve.”
“I’m setting an example by continuing my career and having a full and rich life, and I’m gay by the way.”
“And you have to elect gay people so that that little boy and the thousands and thousands like that boy know that there is hope for a better world. There is hope for a better tomorrow.
“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to others and to the world, is a revolutionary act.”
“I can’t give anyone a playbook on coming out, but I can help create a safe space for others to be heard and feel loved, like the one my mom provided me. I know who I am. I have lived in this body for the last 27 years and I am very confident in the power that I have.”
“We deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.”
“For much of my life, I was judged for my gender representation or my sexual orientation, or what people assumed about me; And each time my goal has been to combat that and show my greatness.
“I want to make sure that any young person or anyone who really looks up to me, sees a glimpse of who I am as a person, sees no shame, sees pride and doesn’t really feel ashamed of who I am.”
“I’m not binary, so I don’t see myself solely as a woman. I feel all my energy. I feel that God is much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she’. If I am of God, I am everything. I am everything, but I will always, always be with women. I will always be with black women. But I only see everything beyond the binary.”
“Being born gay, black, and female is not a revolutionary act. Being proud to be a gay, black woman is.”
“I am very fluid, and I believe that love is love. You can find it in any genre.”
“The whole topic of sexuality is so gray. I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that grayness, that has always been there. But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it.”
“No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.”
“Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable drive toward unequivocal civil equality for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens of this country.”
“Never stop believing in yourself. You had it all along.
“When we look back at the Stonewall uprising and the activism that sprang from it, even the most basic progress seemed like it would take a revolution to achieve. So we had one. And that’s how we’ve made such enormous progress in the last 50 years. Today, we must remain inspired by the courage of the Stonewall story.”
“The best thing about coming out is that no one can insult you by telling you what you just told them.”
“There is no right or wrong way to be gay. There is no right or wrong way out. It’s your journey, do it the way you want to do it.”
“It’s so silly that we’re having these debates today, but at the end of the day love always wins and equality matters.”
“I want people to fall in love with themselves and be really proud and overjoyed for the space they occupy. If someone else appreciates the space you occupy, then that’s the icing on the cake.”
“It takes a little bit of courage to step up, to say, okay, I don’t look like anyone else around here. I’m making a conscious decision to present myself as I want to today.”
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