It's time to take a stand for LOVE.
In a world where the saying "Love is Love" is becoming even more popular, it is important to remember that whether you love someone of the opposite sex, someone of the same sex, or both, you are valued and loved.
With events such as Transgender Awareness Week, National Coming Out Day, and the iconic Gay Pride parade that happen every year, people who identify as LGBT are able to express pride in being themselves in these safe spaces.
Even if you're an ally for the LGBT movement, you can come out and show your support to all of those who need it.
Whether you have found the confidence and safe space to come out or not, we can all agree that being a part of the LGBT movement is pretty damn AWESOME. The MOST important of self-identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (after being comfortable in your own skin, of course) is making sure that you are surrounded by people who have your back no matter who you are.
But even after coming out, when it feels like you've answered the same questions over and over and OVER again, there's nothing wrong with having a little fun with how you answer those people who are just a little too nosy about your private life.
In the spirit of this, we put together some of the most inspiring, powerful — and even a few funny — LGBT quotes for all of those out there who need a boost of confidence, support, or even just a laugh. Because sometimes that's all we CAN do — SMILE. LAUGH. LOVE. And ultimately be HAPPY.
So know, no matter who you are, you are loved.
If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.
"Never EVER apologize for who you love"
"One day we won't have to 'come out of the closet.' We'll just say we are in love and that will be all that matters."
"You say 'be straight' I say 'taste the rainbow'."
"When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows."
"I hate the word homophobia. It's not a phobia. You're not scared. You're an asshole" — Morgan Freeman
"Whoever tries to bring us down is already below us."
"Being straight was my phase."
"There's nothing wrong with you. There's a lot wrong with the world you live in" — Cris Colfer
"We are both the girl in the relationship. That's kind of the point."
"Don't ever be afraid to show off your true colors."
"I'd choose hell over a homophobic heaven" — Desmond Tutu
"I am the rainbow sheep of my family."
"Love is a human experience, not a political statement."
"The only choice I made was to be myself."
"Do you like boys or girls? YES."
"If I could have chosen to be gay or straight, I think I would have simply chosen to be happy." — Kevin Kidwell
"Homophobia has a cure: Education."
"Keep calm and love who you want."
"Love is love."
"Surround yourself with tacos. Not negativity."
"If Harry Potter taught us anything, it's that no one should live in a closet."
"She is the gold at the end of the rainbow."
"Love is too beautiful to be hidden in the closet."
"Human rights are not optional."