Pride Month Quotes

75 Pride Month Quotes To Remind Us That Love is Love

Looking for some inspiring pride month quotes to get you in the mood for the upcoming celebrations and marches? In this guide, I list 75 of my all-time favourite quotes for pride month to remind us that love is love.

There is more to Pride than rainbows, wild parties and fabulous pride outfits. Pride Month is a time to honour and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, our history, and our ongoing fight for equality.

It is a time to uplift voices, spread love, and stand in solidarity with individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Pride helps remind us of how far we’ve come as a community, but it also serves as a token of how much work is left to do.

To commemorate this special occasion and prepare for pride events across the UK and beyond, we have compiled a collection of 75 inspiring LGBTQ quotes. So let’s get to it.

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75 Inspiring Pride Month Quotes

These quotes for Pride serve as a reminder of the resilience, strength, and beauty of the LGBTQ+ community. They inspire us to challenge societal norms, stand up for what is right, and create a world where everyone can love and be loved without fear or discrimination.

1. “It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”Harvey Milk

Pride Quote Harvey Milk

2. “When you are willing to make sacrifices for a great cause, you will never be alone” Coretta Scott King

Quote by Loretta King

3. “You never completely have your rights, one person, until you all have your rights.”Marsha P. Johnson

Pride Quote by Marsha P Johnson

4. “I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.”Ellen DeGeneres

Pride Month Quote by Ellen DeGeneres

5. “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

Quote by Tennessee Williams

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

Pride Quote Barbara Gittings

7. “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

Harvey Fierstein Quote

8.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.”Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Pride Month Quote

9. “Love is never wrong.”Melissa Etheridge

Love is Never Wrong Quote

10. “There are worse things in life than kissing boys.”Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Pride Quote Kissing Boys

11. “We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.”Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin Pride Quote

12. “Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizen of this country.”Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto Quote

13. “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

Portia de Rossi Pride Quote

14. “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

15. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Pride Quote

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16. “When you put love out in the world, it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected.”Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox Quote

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

Troy Perry Pride Month Quote

18“My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.”Audre Lorde

Audre Lord Quote

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

Morgan Freeman quote about Pride

20. “It is absolutely imperative that every human being’s freedom and human rights are respected all over the world.”Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

Pride Quote

21. “Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?”James Baldwin

James Baldwin quote

22. “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

Amandla Stenberg Quote for Pride

23. “But I’m not a saint yet. I’m an alcoholic. I’m a drug addict. I’m homosexual. I’m a genius. Of course, I could be all four of these dubious things and still be a saint.”Truman Capote

24. “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

Jason Collins Quote

25. “We deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.”Elliot Page

Elliot Page Pride Quote

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

Anderson Cooper Quote

27. “I am a strong, Black, lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better.”Brittney Griner

28. “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, do you know that?” Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Quote

29. “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”Barack Obama

Barack Obama Pride Quote

30. “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

31. “Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”Jason Collins

Jason Collins Quote

32. “What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level.”Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Pride MOnth Quote

33. “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

Rachel Maddow Quote

34. “Stonewall represented, absolutely, the first time that the LGBT community successfully fought back and forged an organized movement and community.”Mark Segal

35. “Being born gay, Black and female is not a revolutionary act. Being proud to be a gay, Black female is.”Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe Quote about Pride

36. “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

37. “The richness, beauty and depths of love can only be fully experienced in a climate of complete openness, honesty and vulnerability.”Anthony Venn Brown

38. “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

George Takei Quote

39. “You don’t have to be gay to be a supporter—you just have to be a human.”Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe Quote for Pride

40. “Your judgments about another person say more about your own character than the character of the person you’re pointing a finger at.”Alaric Hutchinson

41. “I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity.”Selisse Berry

Selisse Berry Quote

42. “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

Sir Ian Mckellen Quote About Pride

43. “There will always be enemies. Time to stop being your own.”Larry Kramer

44. “There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in.” Chris Colfer

Inspiring Lesbian Quotes

45.” From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people.”Howard Dean

46. “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

Sylvia Riveira Quote

47. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert Quote

48. “I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself—to my friends, to my family, to myself—trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase.”Halsey

49. “You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don’t dance. So you might as well dance.”Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein Pride Quote

50. “The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.”Gore Vidal

51. “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”Tim Cook

Pride Quote

52. “This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another.”Elliot Page

Elliot Page quote for pride month

53. “I’ll be the first one to step on any organization, any politician’s toes if I have to, to get the rights for my community.” – Sylvia Rivera

54. “I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.”Michael Cunningham

55. “No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.”Alice Walker

Alice Walker Quote

56. “We are powerful because we have survived.”Audre Lorde

Audrey Lorde Quote

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

Quote for Pride Month

58. “Gay rights are human rights.”Hillary Clinton

Hillary Quinton Quote

59. “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

60. “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

Laverne Cox Quote

61. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”Dalai Lama

62. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.”Brené Brown

Brené Brown Quote for Pride

63. “To be yourself is truly a revolutionary act, and I think more and more people should try it, because it’s gotten me a pretty cool life.”Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe Quote

64. “People will stare. Make it worth their while.”Harry Winston

Harry Winston Quote

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

Dolly Parton Pride Quote

66. “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

River Phoenix Quote

67. “Baby, I was born this way.”Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Pride Quote

68. “After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are.”Shrek

Quote for Pride

69. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

70. “Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”What a Girl Wants

71. “I realize that just living my truth of what I am, there’s one less person to fight me in my own head.”Raven-Symoné

72. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not”Andre Gide

Quote for Pride Month

73. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”E.E. Cummings

E E Cummings Quote

74. “Being gay is like being left-handed. Some people are, most people aren’t and nobody really knows why. It’s not right or wrong, it’s just the way things are!”Unknown.

Pride Month Quote

75. “After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am inside and out.”Sam Smith.

Celebrate Pride with these Pride Month Quotes

Pride Month serves as a reminder to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, to honour our struggles and triumphs, and to continue the fight for a world that embraces diversity and inclusivity.

These pride month quotes remind us that love knows no boundaries, limitations, or restrictions. Which one was your favourite?

During Pride Month and beyond, let us uplift LGBTQ+ voices, amplify their stories, and work together to create a more inclusive and equitable society.

Happy Pride! 

If you enjoyed this article, you might also be interested in our other Quote Guides or LGBTQ+ lifestyle articles to help with inspiration.

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