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The first Gay Pride marches took place in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York in 1970. There has been significant progress since then but LGBT advocates are still operating toward a future without prejudice in the workplace and beyond. We have collected some of the best quotes about gay pride and homophobia that will shape and inspire generations. These quotes will also remind you how far the community has come.

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  • “Being gay is like being left-handed. Some people are, most people aren’t and nobody really knows why. It’s not right or wrong, it’s just the way things are!”
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  • “Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.”
  • “My gay friend just admitted his love for me and he thinks I hate him. I’m about to show up at his house with flowers, pizza and video games.”
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  • “No one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hand of the person they love.”
  • “All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child.”
  • “Tell me again how you think God will judge others for who they love, and not judge you for hating someone you’ve never met?”
  • “If being gay is a choice, then when did you decide to become straight?”
  • “It’s funny how we know gay people exist and we don’t have proof of God but we deny gay people basic human rights because it might piss off God.”
  • “I won’t apologize for who I am.”
  • “Be careful who you hate. It could be someone you love.”
  • “A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves.”
  • “I don’t understand why people think that having a Gay child means they failed as a parent. Disowning your child means you failed as a parent.”
  • “People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same.”
  • “Love is a human experience, not a political statement.”
  • “Someone told me being gay is wrong because we can’t reproduce. I said, “Well then, let the gays adopt all the kids that the straights abandoned after reproducing.”

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Top Quotes About Gay Pride And Homophobia

  • “I didn’t realize who I was until I stopped being who I wasn’t.”
  • “Some people are gay. Get over it!”
  • “Love is too beautiful to be hidden in the closet.”
  • “It takes no compromise to give people their rights … it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” — Harvey Milk
  • “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” — President Barack Obama
  • “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” — Tim Cook
  • “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
  • “I think being gay is a blessing, and it’s something I am thankful for every single day.” — Anderson Cooper 
  • “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
  • “I am a strong, black, lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better.” — Brittney Griner
  • “This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another.” — Elliot Page
  • “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
  • “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
  • “There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in.” — Chris Colfer
  • “You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don’t dance. So you might as well dance.” — Gertrude Stein

Gay Pride 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
  • “No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.” — Alice Walker
  • “We are powerful because we have survived.” — Audre Lorde
  • “If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself.” — Zanele Muholi
  • “Gay rights are human rights.” — Hillary Clinton
  • “We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love. That’s okay.” — Laverne Cox
  • “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” — Dalai Lama
  • “Why are you mad? When you could be GLAAD?” — Taylor Swift 
  • “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” — Brene Brown
  • “To be yourself is truly a revolutionary act, and I think more and more people should try it, because it’s gotten me a pretty cool life.” — Lena Waithe
  • “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” — Harry Winston
  • “I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet.” — Dolly Parton
  • “Baby, I was born this way.” — Lady Gaga

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