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Article: 60 Empowering LGBTQ Quotes to Celebrate Pride Month

60 Empowering LGBTQ Quotes to Celebrate Pride Month

60 Empowering LGBTQ Quotes to Celebrate Pride Month

The LGBTQ+ community is a colorful testament of bravery, perseverance, tenacity, and an unwavering commitment to equality. This community honors individuality and self-expression. They believe in the power of love in all of its exquisite manifestations. However, no matter who you are, you should love yourself. And what more effective way to convey this spirit than by using words?

Whether you identify yourself as one or are a friend to the rainbow fam, here are some LGBTQ Quotes for Pride month that will encourage you to fight for everyone's right to love who they love and to walk with their head held high. 

What is Pride Month?

June is celebrated as Pride Month. It is a month-long global celebration devoted to supporting LGBTQ+ rights, elevating the voices of LGBTQ+ people, and celebrating LGBTQ+ culture. June is marked by parades, protests, drag shows, live theater, memorials, and celebrations of life.

Pride Month Quotes & Messages by Celebrities for LGBTQ

Many celebrities have come forward and opened up about their sexuality. Let us check some of the LGBTQ quotes and messages by famous personalities that might make you feel empowered. 

  1. “I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.” — Ellen DeGeneres
  2. "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
  3. “Hope will never be silent.” — Harvey Milk
  4. “Life is about finding yourself, embracing your strengths and weaknesses, and being true to who you are.” — Oprah Winfrey
  5. “It’s about finding your values, and committing to them. It’s about finding your North Star. It’s about making choices. Some are easy. Some are hard. And some will make you question everything.” — Tim Cook
  6. “It’s just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let’s start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences.” — Billie Jean King
  7. “The richness, beauty and depths of love can only be fully experienced in a climate of complete openness, honesty and vulnerability.” — Anthony Venn Brown
  8. “There are two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I would rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me.” — Dorothy Allison
  9. “The rainbow flag is a symbol of freedom and liberation that we made for ourselves.” — Gilbert Baker
  10. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —  James Baldwin
  11. "We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love. That’s okay." — Laverne Cox
  12. "The only queer people are those who don't love anybody." — Rita Mae Brown
  13. “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

  14.   “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
  15. “Darling, I want my gay rights now.” - Marsha P. Johnson
  16. “We have to be visible. We should not be ashamed of who we are.” - – Sylvia Rivera
  17. The whole issue of sexuality is so grey. I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that greyness, which has always existed. But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it.” - Kristen Stewart
  18. “Love demands expression. It will not stay still, stay silent, be good, be modest, be seen and not heard, no. It will break out in tongues of praise, the high note that smashes the glass and spills the liquid.” – Jeanette Winterson
  19. “Never stop believing in yourself. You had it all along.” – Karamo Brown
  20. “For a lot of my life, I was judged for my gender representation or my sexual orientation, or what people assumed of me; and every single time my goal has been to combat that and show my greatness.” - Taylor Small

Pride Month Quotes - LGBTQ Quotes that will inspire you to Love Yourself

Never forget to love yourself, no matter who you are.  

  1. "I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay." — Portia de Rossi
  2. “It is absolutely imperative that every human being’s freedom and human rights are respected, all over the world.”— Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
  3. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde
  4. "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." — Amandla Stenberg
  5. “If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself.” Zanele Muholi
  6. “Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.” Barbara Gittings
  7. "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." — Audre Lorde
  8. "Love yourself, whatever makes you different, and use it to make you stand out." — Ross Mathews
  9. “There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in.” — Chris Colfer
  10. “We are all one — and if we don’t know it, we will learn it the hard way.” —Bayard Rustin
  11. "The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well." — Cassandra Duffy
  12. “We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.” — Ban Ki-moon
  13. “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
  14. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” -  Brené Brown
  15. “The more I’ve been able to learn about gay rights and equal pay and gender equity and racial inequality, the more that it all intersects. You can’t really pick it apart. It’s all intertwined.” – Megan Rapinoe
  16. “I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act.” – Janet Mock
  17. “Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.” – Jason Collins
  18. “Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?” – Ernest J. Gaines
  19. Gays are not interested in making other people gay…But homophobes are interested in making others homophobic.” – Stephen Fry
  20. “Being gay isn’t something you choose, but you do face choices about whether and how to discuss it.” – Pete Buttigieg

LGBTQ Quotes on Coming Out and Acceptance for Pride Months

Want to express your feelings and come out of the closet? Let these LGBTQ quotes on coming out and acceptance inspire you more. 

  1. “People are complicated. And messy. Seems too convenient that we’d all fit inside some multiple-choice question.”― Riley Cavanaugh
  2. “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  3. "Being born gay, black, and female is not a revolutionary act. Being proud to be a gay, black female is."— Lena Waithe
  4. “The Lord is my Shepherd and he knows I’m gay.” — Troy Perry
  5. "There's just some magic in truth and honesty and openness."— Frank Ocean
  6. “You had to be willing to fight in order for a love story to last a lifetime.” —  Cristina Marrero
  7. “You are born naked, the rest is drag.” — RuPaul
  8. “The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you’ve just told them.” — Rachel Maddow
  9. "Being gay is like glitter, it never goes away." — Lady Gaga
  10. "My sexuality is not a phase. I am who I am." — Cara Delevingne
  11. "Some people are blind or ignorant, and you can't be that prejudiced and hateful and go through this world and still be happy." — Dolly Parton
  12. "I am tired of hiding, and I am tired of lying by omission." — Elliot Page
  13. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” - Alice Walker
  14. “When we’re free to love anyone we choose, when this world’s big enough for all different views, when we all can worship from our own kind of pew – then, we shall be free.” - Garth Brooks
  15. “We need to own that if you truly are taking stands against hate and oppression, you should not fund hate and oppression. Period.” - Gabrielle Union
  16. “Obviously, no LGBT person should be denied the ability to be who they are because their boss disagrees.” – Gloria Steinem
  17. “There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.” – Jasmine Guy
  18. “All human beings deserve equal treatment, no matter their gender identity or sexuality.” – Andreja Pejic
  19. “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” – Barack Obama
  20. “Gay rights are human rights.” – Hillary Clinton

Whether you identify yourself as LGBTQ or otherwise it is always a good idea to love yourself. There is no harm in expressing your feelings - you can do it in every way be it words, fashion, literature, movies, or anything. Flaunt your sassy side in a Handloom Saree if you want to slay like a queen or wrap the rainbow flag when you want to express your happiness. Remember, you are unique and you are loved, because love doesn’t see religion, gender, or location. 

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