14 Inspiring Quotes To Help Us Celebrate Pride Month (Because Love Is Love)



June is LGBTQ Pride Month and cities all over the United States are celebrating and commemorating the strides that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made in history.

There is a long history to Pride Month, and most people outside of the community don’t know that Pride Month is held to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The riots are known today as the event that began the civil rights movement for LGBT people.

On June 28, 1969, gay customers at a popular gay called the Stonewall Inn were fed up with the harassment they received from police because many gay establishments had been shut down by police. A riot broke out and continued for days which created conversations about gay civil rights that had never occurred before.

The history of gay pride month is saddening but something the LGBTQ community takes pride in. Without the bravery of those people at the riots, the progression of rights for gays may not have been where it is today.

Pride celebrations in every city differ but you can expect parades, parties, picnics and much more! People have been celebrating gay pride since the Stonewall riots but President Clinton officially declared June Gay and Lesbian Pride month in 2000. And in 2009, President Obama updated the name of the month to LGBT Pride Month.

The community has come so far and has made many strides in their fight for complete equality in America. With the Supreme Court legalizing marriage equality in 2015, the community finally was able to make their love official in the eyes of the law and the state.

While Pride Month does celebrate the progress the community has made, it also remembers and commemorates the tragedies.

The month mourns the people lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS as well. And with this being the one year anniversary of the Pulse tragedy, this month is so important to remember those who have lost their lives for who they are. It is also a time to remember how strong the community is and to march on into the next year to fight for more equality for the growing community.

Get ready for your Pride Month festivities with these thoughtful and inspiring quotes for Pride Month.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebsactivists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

Pride month is an opportunity for you to stand up.

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

One of the MOST accepting and embracing communities.

"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

Difference is GOOD!

"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've NEVER seen a straight heart in my life.

"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

YES, girl! Say it!

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

The bravest soul.

“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

Love can't be restrained.

“Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.” - Boethius

Because ALL Americans deserve to be free.

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

A LOT wrong with the world...

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

Love IS love.

“Everybody’s journey is individual. You 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

Dancing and being yourself is just more FUN.

“You look ridiculous if you dance

You looks ridiculous if you don’t dance

So you might as well dance.” - Gertrude Stein


Beauty comes in ALL shapes, sizes, and genders.

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

It's not THAT hard, people!

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

Pride month is a time to take PRIDE in who you are!

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