With Pride Month coming up in June (yay!), there’s no better time to learn about LGBTQ+ history, amplify LGBTQ+ voices, and honor yourself and loved ones. While there so many ways to educate yourself about queer history—like streaming documentaries and digging into some books—Pride Month quotes are a simple way to start.

Not only are these sayings relatable for many queer folks and those exploring their sexuality, but they may also help explain concepts related to the community and the fight for LBGTQ+ rights that some may otherwise find hard to grasp. Sometimes, all it takes is a funny joke or a powerful quote to get someone to turn their head and begin to reevaluate their biases.

Oh, and let’s not forget to mention that these quotes make for A-plus captions on Instagram, Facebook, and any other social media platform you may use to commemorate Pride this June and beyond. You’ll probably notice a bunch of your friends and family posting supportive quotes and maybe even using one as a means of coming out, so you’ll want to have a rolodex of potential sayings to mark the occasion—as well as recommend to others.

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Ahead, find 50 of the most powerful, inspirational, and funny Pride Month quotes—from popular musicians, actors, and thought leaders—perfect for whether you’re looking to make a statement online or show compassion for yourself, as a queer individual, or others in the LGBTQ+ community.

Celebratory Pride Month Quotes

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  1. “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” —RuPaul
  2. “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
  3. “We’re here, we’re queer—get used to it.” —Anonymous
  4. “So raise your glass if you are wrong, in all the right ways.” —Pink
  5. “Proud to be me this month—and every other month.” —Anonymous
  6. “Come out, come out, wherever you are!” —Anonymous
  7. “Love him. Love him, and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?” —James Baldwin

Short Pride Month Quotes

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  1. “Love is never wrong.” —Melissa Etheridge
  2. “Baby, I was born this way.” —Lady Gaga
  3. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” —Oscar Wilde
  4. “There’s no better time than now to be who you are.” —Boy George
  5. “Our love is here to stay.” —Whitney Houston
  6. “…And I can’t change, even if I tried.” —Macklemore
  7. “Being gay is like glitter, it never goes away.” —Lady Gaga
  8. “Girls like girls like boys do, nothing new.” —Hayley Kiyoko, “Girls Like Girls”
  9. “Trans rights are human rights.” —Anonymous
  10. “Showing my true colors.” —Anonymous

Pride Month Quotes for Allies

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  1. “I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet.” —Dolly Parton
  2. “You don’t have to be gay to be a supporter—you just have to be a human.” —Daniel Radcliffe
  3. “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda
  4. “Don’t be afraid. Don’t be ashamed. Don’t ever apologize for your sexuality. Just be you.” —Sonya Deville
  5. “I think the world has a place for gay superheroes, certainly.” —Stan Lee
  6. “It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love, or how you love. It matters only that you love.” —John Lennon
  7. “Gay rights are human rights.” —Hillary Clinton
  8. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind, don’t matter and those who matter, don’t mind.” —Dr. Seuss
  9. “Kiss lots of boys or kiss lots of girls, if that’s something you’re into.” —Kacey Musgraves

Inspirational Pride Month Quotes

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  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “There’s no right or wrong way to be gay. No right or wrong way to come out. It’s your journey, do it the way you wanna do it.” —Tan France
  4. “We deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame, and without compromise.” —Elliot Page
  5. “I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.” —Michael Cunningham
  6. “Whoever tries to bring us down is already below us.” —Anonymous
  7. “I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” —Laverne Cox
  8. “If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself.” —Zanele Muholi
  9. “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
  10. “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” —Harry Winston
  11. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” —Brené Brown
  12. “No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.” —Marsha P. Johnson

Funny Pride Month Quotes

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  1. “I fell out of the womb and landed in my mother’s high heels.” —Leslie Jordan
  2. “You are straight fire. Well, minus the ‘straight’ part.” —Joey Benevento
  3. “Make America gay again.” —Anonymous
  4. “Froot Loop in a world full of Cheerios and proud of it.” —Anonymous
  5. “I didn’t choose to be gay, I just got lucky.” —Anonymous
  6. “My hair is the only straight thing about me.” —Anonymous
  7. “‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay.” —Taylor Swift
  8. “Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not.” —Anonymous
  9. “If Harry Potter taught us anything, it’s that no one should live in a closet.” —Anonymous
  10. “I hate the word ‘homophobia.’ It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an asshole.” —Morgan Freeman
  11. “If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: ‘Hello. Can’t work today, still queer.’” —Robin Tyler
  12. “Hi gay. Happy Pride Month.” —Megan Stalter
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