30 Gay Pride Quotes on Setting Yourself Free

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There will always be uniqueness in each one’s soul that deserves respect. Who we choose to be and who we love don’t warrant judgment. In our innermost core, we’re all humans, and true humanity speaks love and acceptance. It’s the only way we can go forward. After all, life is too short to allow hate to thrive.

Here are 30 gay pride quotes because, in this world, we need to revel in who we really are.

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

This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. – Ellen Page

The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody. – Rita Mae Brown

gay pride queer people quotes

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

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

gay pride equality quotes

It takes some intelligence and insight to figure out you’re gay and then a tremendous amount of balls to live it and live it proudly. – Jason Bateman

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

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

gay pride culture quotes

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

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

I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an asshole. – Morgan Freeman

gay pride homophobia quotes

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

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

Do we have to know who’s gay and who’s straight? Can’t we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive? – Ellen Degeneres

gay pride judging quotes

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

All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. – Harvey Milk

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

gay pride bully quotes

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

I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It’s not an underground tool for me. It’s my whole life. – Lady Gaga

The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well. – Cassandra Duffy

gay pride rights quotes

Everybody’s journey is individual. You don’t know with whom you’re going to fall in love. … If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. – James Baldwin

I am a strong, black, lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better. – Brittney Griner

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

gay pride heart quotes

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. – Ian McKellen

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

If Harry Potter taught us anything it’s that no one should live in a closet. – J.K. Rowling

gay pride closet quotes

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

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. – Boethius

gay pride lovers quotes

Amazing how the eye and skin color come in many shades yet many think sexuality is just gay or straight. – DaShanne Stokes

Your judgments about another person say more about your own character than the character of the person you are pointing a finger at. – Alaric Hutchinson

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