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70+ Inspirational Lgbt Quotes On Pride, Love, Equality & Rights

Here’s a selection of Lgbt Quotes, covering topics such as support, positivity, acceptance and life.

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You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
Barry Goldwater

There’s a greek legend—no, it’s in something plato wrote—about how true lovers are really two halves of the same person. It says that people wander around searching for their other half, and when they find him or her, they are finally whole and perfect. The thing that gets me is that the story says that originally all people were really pairs of people, joined back to back, and that some of the pairs were man and man, some woman and woman, and others man and woman. What happened was that all of these double people went to war with the gods, and the gods, to punish them, split them all in two. That’s why some lovers are heterosexual and some are homosexual, female and female, or male and male.
Nancy Garden

The pressures on gay teens can be overwhelming–to keep secrets, tell lies, deny who you are, and try to be who you’re not. Remember: you are special and worth being cared about, loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise.
Alex Sanchez

And a major phenomenon that is still underreported is taking place before our very eyes: the globalization of lgbt rights.
Frédéric Martel‏

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

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.
Quentin Crisp

It’s okay. It may not seem like it right now, but you are going to be fine. I know it’s scary, but don’t be afraid. You are who you are, and you should love that person, and I don’t want anyone to have to go through 22 years of their life afraid to accept that.
Connor Franta

You know, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender – people are people.
Judith Light

The only thing worse than a bigot is an “ally” who can’t stop congratulating themselves on their enlightenment.
julio alexi genao

That is — your friend?”
“philtatos,” achilles replied, sharply. Most beloved.
Madeline Miller

With ignorance comes fear- from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance.
Kathleen Patel

A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.
Pope Francis

…laramie sparkles from up there…i mean it just blows you away. Matt was right there in that spot, and I can just picture in his eyes, I can just picture what he was seeing. The last thing he saw on this earth was the sparkling lights.
Moisés Kaufman

I’m an American for marriage equality. I believe that love comes in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. So whether you’re LGBT or straight, your love is valid, beautiful, and an incredible gift.
Demi Lovato

But where was god now, with heaven full of astronauts, and the lord overthrown? I miss god. I miss the company of someone utterly loyal. I still don’t think of god as my betrayer. The servants of god, yes, but servants by their very nature betray. I miss god who was my friend. I don’t even know if god exists, but I do know that if god is your emotional role model, very few human relationships will match up to it. I have an idea that one day it might be possible, I thought once it had become possible, and that glimpse has set me wandering, trying to find the balance between earth and sky. If the servants hadn’t rushed in and parted us, I might have been disappointed, might have snatched off the white samite to find a bowl of soup.

as it is, I can’t settle, I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and know that love is as strong as death, and be on my side for ever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me. There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives together without knowing each other’s names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call you home? only the one who knows your name. Romantic love has been diluted into paperback form and has sold thousands and millions of copies. Somewhere it is still in the original, written on tablets of stone. I would cross seas and suffer sunstroke and give away all I have, but not for a man, because they want to be the destroyer and never the destroyed.

Jeanette Winterson

We’re sick of hearing people say, “that band is so gay,” or “those guys are fags.” gay is not a synonym for shitty. If you wanna say something’s shitty, say it’s shitty. Stop being such homophobic assholes.
Pete Wentz

It’s hard not to be a fighter when you’re constantly under siege.
Cassandra Duffy

It (pose fx) is incredible in showing how pop culture can be so important in affirming people and experiences, and being deliberate and unapologetic about centring people and those whose voices continue to be marginalised because of their gender, age and class.
Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.
Derek Jarman

What sexual preference do you hope she has?” “happiness.” isnt that cool?.
Francesca Lia Block

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater

Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
Martina Navratilova

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

Pride is not an lgbt celebration, it’s a human rights celebration – it’s a celebration of equality – it’s a celebration of inclusion – it’s a celebration of acceptance.
Abhijit Naskar

They want us to believe that to be queer, to be trans, to be confused, to be questioning is
equivalent to being a sinner
but conveniently forget that we are all sinners in god’s eyes
that every day we all sin
that sin dates all the way back to adam and eve, and ever since then we have all been
deemed sinners in god’s eyes
but sinners can be forgiven.
Courtney Carola

You’re such a pretty girl” they say
but they don’t see the way she recoils back from the world
as if it’s coming for her like fire, as if it burns
and it does
it burns like a flame that no one can see
so white hot and intense that it rivals the sun
it melts her skin and eats away at her flesh
until she is nothing
nothing but a skeleton that no one can call
a girl.
Courtney Carola

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

être homosexuel n’est pas plus anormal que d’être gaucher.
Abhijit Naskar

If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the country.
Harvey Milk

Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.
Bernard Baruch

Human beings are human beings, just treat everyone like that.
Hayley Williams

Will put his hand on nico’s shoulder. “nico, we need o have another talk about your people skills.”
“hey, i’m just stating the obvious. If this is apollo, and he dies, we’re all in trouble.”
will turned to me. “i apologize for my boyfriend.”
nico rolled his eyes. “could you not―”
“would you prefer special guy?” will asked. “or significant other?”
“significant annoyance, in your case,” nico grumbled.
Rick Riordan

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

I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my homosexuals flaming.
Matt Groening

Living in a world that is grossly opposed to who you are, the bravest and most radical thing to do is to be yourself. And being a part of the lgbt+ community is just that – brave.
Courtney Carola

All people deserve to be treated with dignity and have their human rights respected, no matter who they are or whom they love.
Hillary Clinton

My parents taught me never to judge others based on whom they love, what color their skin is, or their religion. Why make life miserable for someone when you could be using your energy for good? we don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful. When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes.
Taylor Swift

On a day-to-day basis you forget that being a lesbian, being gay or trans, you’re not like everybody else, that you’re different. You lige your life, working hard, paying taxes, trying ti be productive, looking for love and happiness like everybody else, and then something like this happens and you’re forced to confront the fact […].
Catherine Maiorisi

Gender preference does not define you. Your spirit defines you.
P.C. Cast

The progress of lgbt rights is often directly tied to—sometimes through indirect routes—multiple fights for human dignity and freedom.
Michael Bronski

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman

Soit vous êtes homophobes, soit vous êtes humains – être à la fois humain et homophobe est incompatible.
Abhijit Naskar

If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
Harvey Milk

I’ll be okay
even if I don’t understand
how I don’t want to be a girl, but also don’t want to be a man.
Courtney Carola

There are worst things in life than kissing boys.
Benjamin Alire Sáenz

It’s always wrong to hate, but it’s never wrong to love.
Lady Gaga

To all the young people who discover they are gay: don’t be afraid to come out of the closet right now.
Núria Añó

I am a proud member of the LGBT community and could never bear the idea that someone could say I was closeted.
Amber Heard

You don’t deserve the anger you’re turning on yourself. Your abuser’s the one who does.
Cheryl Rainfield

I don’t want anyone to hold back who they are. It’s not okay… it’s not a good thing.
Connor Franta

The second decade of the twenty-first century—just 150 years after karl heinrich ulrichs and karl-maria kurtbeny, early lgbt rights theorists, ignited the idea of same-sex freedom in 1868—we find ourselves in a heady, global maelstrom of unimaginable liberation and continued stark oppression.
Michael Bronski

We come to a corner where there are a few people protesting the festivities. I don’t understand this at all. It’s like protesting the fact that some people are red-haired. In my experience, desire is desire, love is love.
David Levithan

If you voted for a man who said “grab em by the p*ssy,” you have zero room to claim to protect anyone in bathrooms.
DaShanne Stokes

Race, gender, religion, sexuality, we are all people and that’s it. We’re all people. We’re all equal.
Connor Franta

Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.
Leslie Feinberg

I don’t think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it’s a choice, but in fact, it’s in one’s nature. The choice is whether one expresses one’s nature truthfully or spends the rest of one’s life lying about it.
Marlo Thomas

I hear the word “tolerance” — that some people are trying to teach people to be tolerant of gays. I’m not satisfied with that word. I am gay, and I am not seeking to be “tolerated.” one tolerates a toothache, rush-hour traffic, an annoying neighbor with a cluttered yard. I am not a negative to be tolerated.
Chely Wright

Was it love or wasn’t it that she felt for carol? and how absurd it was that she didn’t even know. She had heard about girls falling in love, and she knew what kind of people they were and what they looked like. Neither she nor carol looked like that. Yet the way she felt about carol passed all the tests for love and fitted all the descriptions.
Patricia Highsmith

My wife’s the reason anything gets done, she nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they’re finished songs and start to play. When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised–not one day. This show is proof that history remembers. We live in times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers–remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. I sing vanessa’s symphony. Eliza tells her story. Now, fill the world with music, love, and pride.
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Last night I was seriously considering whether I was a bisexual or not but I don’t think so though i’m not sure if i’d like to be and argh I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, if you like a person, you like the person, not their genitals.
Jess C Scott

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

They want us to believe that the way we love is wrong

“and a man who will lie down with a male in a woman’s bed
both of them have made an abomination.”

but conveniently forget how david’s and jonathan’s souls were knit together,
that the two of them had a bond between the two of them that was too strong to ignore
that the two of them formed a covenant with one another.

“the soul of jonathan was knit to the soul of david,
and jonathan loved him as his own soul.”

that david preferred the love of jonathan to the love of any woman.

Courtney Carola

In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
Simone de Beauvoir

I’ve always known I was gay, but it wasn’t confirmed until I was in kindergarten.

it was my teacher who said so. It was right there on my kindergarten report card: paul is definitely gay and has very good sense of self.

David Levithan

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

If you think homosexuality is a sin, then your very life is a sin. If you think homosexuality is disgusting, then your very mind is disgusting. If you think homosexuality is a disease, then your very existence is a disease.
Abhijit Naskar

My blood runs pink
(for my sexuality that is mine to embrace, not yours to strike
with lightning bolts of change)
and red
(for the life I will continue to live, the life you cannot take
away from me)
and orange
(for my siblings who heal me with their love and
understanding, helping me piece myself back together after you tried
to break me)
and yellow
(for the sunlight from within that still manages to shine in
these dark times)
and green
(for existing in the natural, physical world when all you want
is my disappearance)
and blue
(for the serenity we bring amidst the disturbances we face)
and purple
(for my spirit, which won’t be broken)
(it can never be broken and you will never break us).
Courtney Carola

Soon the day will come when science will win victory over error, justice a victory over injustice, and human love a victory over human hatred and ignorance.
Magnus Hirschfeld

Only by speaking out can we create lasting change. And that change begins with coming out.
DaShanne Stokes

I’m blown away by how happy you make me. Thank you for being there for me when i’m stupid enough to think i’d rather be alone.
Adam Silvera

One day, progress being what it was, I hoped no one would have to have a big gay coming-out or a bisexual coming-out. It would just be what it was, and that would be that. But we weren’t quite there yet.
S.E. Harmon

The only opinion I have is that I could never look someone in the eye and tell them that they didn’t love someone that they know they love. It’s not my job to judge and it’s not a job i’d want. I love people a lot. All kinds. If we were meant to be the same then we wouldn’t be human.
Hayley Williams

From all walks of life, the characters depict real human experience and I found myself affirmed by the series (pose fx) in more ways than it just being pure entertainment.
Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

Women’s voices, LGBT voices, and the voices of people of color are all needed in any art form if we want to explore the true possibilities of that art form. Diversity is strength.
Jessica Abel

It’s astonishing the amount of time that certain straight people devote to gay sex – trying to determine what goes where and how often. They can’t imagine any system outside their own, and seem obsessed with the idea of roles, both in bed and out of it. Who calls whom a b*tch? who cries harder when the cat dies? which one spends the most time in the bathroom? I guess they think that it’s that cut-and-dried, though of course it’s not. Hugh might do the cooking, and actually wear an apron while he’s at it, but he also chops the firewood, repairs the hot-water heater, and could tear off my arm with no more effort than it takes to uproot a dandelion.
David Sedaris

This is a team of gay dudes, isn’t it?”
what gave it away? the pink shirts, or half our team drooling over you?.
Simone Elkeles

We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets.
Harvey Milk

Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.
Hillary Clinton

Girls love each other like animals. There is something ferocious and unself-conscious about it. We don’t guard ourselves like we do with boys. No one trains us to shield our hearts from each other. With girls, it’s total vulnerability from the beginning. Our skin is bare and soft. We love with claws and teeth and the blood is just proof of how much. It’s feral.

and it’s relentless.

Leah Raeder

ప్రేమకు లింగబేధం లేదు – కరుణకు మతం లేదు – వ్యక్తిత్వానికి జాతి లేదు.
Abhijit Naskar

You can create a real geopolitics of lgbt rights based as much on languages as on cultural boundaries.
Frédéric Martel‏

Self pity becomes your oxygen. But you learned to breathe it without a gasp. So, nobody even notices you’re hurting.
Paul Monette

Sometimes it takes more than shouting it to show your pride. It takes more than a sign, a fabulous outfit, or a month of parades. Pride has to resonate from within; shine out to everyone around you. It has mean something to you and only you first before you announce it to the world.
Solange nicole

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