Top 25 LGBTQ Quotes That Illuminate Love and Acceptance

Discover a collection of powerful and inspiring quotes from a diverse group of LGBTQ+ individuals, spanning both history and the modern day. These words capture the essence of pride, struggle, love, and the relentless pursuit of equality.

1. Harvey Milk

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“Hope will never be silent.”

2. Marsha P. Johnson

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“You never completely have your rights, one person, until you all have your rights.”

3. Audre Lorde

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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

4. James Baldwin

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“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.”

5. Ellen DeGeneres

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“I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”

6. RuPaul

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“If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”

7. Sylvia Rivera

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“I’m tired of seeing my brothers and sisters being beaten and oppressed by society and by the police. I’m tired of it.”

8. Laverne Cox

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“It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.”

9. Bayard Rustin

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“We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers.”

10. Tammy Baldwin

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“There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now okay to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are.”

11. Alan Turing

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“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

12. Oscar Wilde

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

13. Larry Kramer

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“Our fight is a life or death fight. We cannot afford to be divided.”

14. Rachel Maddow

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“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.”

15. Frank Ocean

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“I believe that marriage isn’t between a man and woman but between love and love.”

16. Pete Buttigieg

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“The next generation is not going to have the luxury of debating marriage equality. They’re going to be busy wondering whether it’s okay to discriminate against somebody because of who they are.”

17. Janet Mock

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“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act.”

18. Simon Nkoli

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“I am black and I am gay. I cannot separate the two parts of me into primary or secondary struggles.”

19. George Takei

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“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.”

20. Jonathan Van Ness

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“You are strong, honey, and you are brave, and you are loved. You’re beautiful and you’re gonna feel like you again.”

21. Sarah McBride

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“Every single day matters when it comes to building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest.”

22. Dan Levy

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“The idea of visibility, representation, responsibility, and accountability – that’s what keeps me motivated every day.”

23. Lady Gaga

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“I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way.”

24. Justin Trudeau

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“Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear.”

25. Cher

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“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”

Voices of Pride

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These voices, echoing through time and across the spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community, offer light in moments of darkness, courage in the face of fear, and a reminder that in our authenticity lies our power.

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