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The 83 Best Gay Pride Quotes

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Equality for the LBGT community is the biggest civil rights issue of our time. Here are some great quotes about being gay and proud of it.

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Gay rights are human rights. Hillary Clinton

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

Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common. Dorothy Parker

Love Is Never Wrong

Homosexuality is not just a form of sex, it’s a form of love, and it deserves our respect for that reason. Christopher Hitchens

I think the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight… It’s not a gay wedding, it’s just a wedding… It’s not a gay marriage, it’s just a marriage. Pink

Equal rights are not special rights. Unknown

You don’t have to be gay to be a supporter- you just have to be a human. Daniel Radcliffe

People who can’t think of anything else but whether the person you love is indented or convex should be doomed not to think of anything else but that, and so miss the other ninety-five percent of life. Robert Towne

I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud. Anderson Cooper

No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody. Rita Mae Brown

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us. Kinky Friedman

I hate the word homophobia. It’s not phobia; you are not scared. You are an asshole. Unknown

How do you explain to someone who thinks you’re the devil incarnate, that you’re really not? John Corvino

Homophobia is a social disease. Unknown

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

Never Be Bullied

You are not a bad person because you are gay. You are you because you are you and you were meant to be you. So be you proudly. Tegan Quin

Love is too beautiful to be hidden in the closet. Unknown

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, A Streetcar Named Desire

Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. When they know your true feelings, when they know who and how you love. Life is simple when your secret is gone. Gone is the pain that lurks in the stomach at work, the pain from avoiding questions, and at last the pain from hiding such a deep secret. Robbie Rogers

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It’s like disapproving of rain. Francis Maude

Love who you want to love and love how you please. Unknown

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

Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender. Hendrik Hertzberg

There is just one life for each of us: our own. Euripides

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

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

At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behaviour but only one species of animal ever, so far as we know, has exhibited homophobic behaviour — and that’s the human being. Stephen Fry

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

If religion is against homosexuality, then it is against the will and happiness of people. M.F. Moonzajer

No child is born homophobic. Unknown

You know what they say: You can’t teach a gay dog straight tricks. South Park

All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child. Anna Quindlen

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I’m giving them my share. Rita Mae Brown

Come Out of the Closet

I just wish more of my fellow queers would come out sometimes. It’s nice out here, you know? Elton John

Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight. Harvey Milk

Don’t be afraid to show your true colors! Unknown

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. George Michael

Homosexuality isn’t a choice. Discrimination is. Unknown

Love is not yours to judge. Unknown

There’s this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love. That’s completely untrue. Everybody wants to be loved. Boy George

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

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. Johann von Goethe

Make no mistake, I am a Christian and I believe in God and I don’t believe he makes mistakes, so I believe that being gay is not a sin and in fact it’s how you’re made. Kristin Chenowith

I am not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies. Tommy Kirk

If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: ‘Hello. Can’t work today, still queer.’ Robin Tyler

Homosexuality is like the weather. It just is. Andrew Sullivan

I Prefer Boys

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they’ve ever been is kicked. Little Richard

Mothers, tell your children: be quick, you must be strong. Life is full of wonder, love is never wrong. Remember how they taught you, how much of it was fear. Refuse to hand it down – the legacy stops here. Melissa Etheridge

If religion is against homosexuality, then it is against the will and happiness of people. M.F. Moonzajer

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror. W. Somerset Maugham

What people do in their own homes is their business, and you can choose to love whoever you love. Jay-Z

From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being… by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant. Paul Newman

What do you mean you don’t believe in homosexuality? It’s not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn’t necessary. Lea DeLaria

Straight Americans need… an education of the heart and soul. They must understand – to begin with – how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul. Bruce Bawer

If you don’t like gay marriage, blame straight people. They’re the ones who keep having gay babies. Unknown

Of course gay men dress well… They didn’t spend all that time in the closet doing nothing. Unknown

Homosexuality is god’s way of insuring that the truly gifted aren’t burdened with children. Sam Austin

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

If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered. Robin Tyler

When you finally embrace the gift of your sexual orientation it IS the end; the end of shame, fear and oppression. You leave the darkness of the closet and begin a life of honesty, authenticity and freedom. Anthony Venn-Brown

Everybody’s journey is individual. 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’m so sick of the words ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’. They’re just people… One day I want my son to come home from school and be like, ‘I found this guy, and I love him.’ And I’m gonna be like, ‘Yes, you do, and that’s ok.’ Josh Hutcherson

Don’t like gay marriages? Don’t have one. Don’t like abortions? Don’t get one. Don’t like your rights taken away? Don’t take away anybody else’s. Unknown

At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won’t be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black. George Clooney

What are you trying to protect heterosexual marriages from? There isn’t a limited amount of love in Iowa. It isn’t a non-renewable resource. If Amy and Barbara or Mike and Steve love each other, it doesn’t mean that John and Mary can’t. Ed Fallon

There are people who’ve said I’m being brave for being openly supportive of gay marriage, gay adoption… with all due respect, I humbly dissent. I’m not being brave. I’m being a decent human being. Anne Hathaway

If you have an issue with homosexuality, then it comes to your own fear and your own darkness. Tori Amos

Love is a human experience, not a political statement. Anne Hathaway

If anyone can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing we call life, I support that in any shape or form. Will Smith

You cant punch the gay out of me anymore than I can punch the ignorance out of you. Unknown

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

I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. George Clooney

I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn’t. Kurt Cobain

LGBT: Life Gets Better Together. Unknown

My friends, welcome to the other side of the rainbow. Ed Murray

Lady Gaga Gay

Everybody’s a little gay. Honey Boo Boo

Let’s get one thing straight, I’m not. Unknown

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