Make Your Life More Colorful With These Pride Quotes

Love, acceptance, tolerance and hope are always worth quoting.

Share these quotes with someone in your life who inspires Pride.

“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

“All men are created equal. No matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words. That is what America is about.”

– Harvey Milk, The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words

“Our heads are round so thought can change direction”

– Allen Ginsberg

“Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.”

– Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously… I’m Kidding

“We're all born naked, and the rest is drag.”

– RuPaul

“Listen. I wish I could tell you it gets better. But, it doesn't get better. You get better.”

– Joan Rivers

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

– President Barack Obama

"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

"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 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."

– Senator Tammy Baldwin

"Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it's a good place to start."

– Jason Collins

“Everybody's journey is individual. You don't know with whom you're going to fall in love. … If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. "

– James Baldwin

"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

"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

"Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them."

– E.M. Forster

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

– Gore Vidal

"I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that's ever happened to me has taught me compassion."

– Ellen DeGeneres

"Embracing trans women, listening to their stories, enriches what womanhood is. It expands it and makes it even better."

– Janet Mock

“Let’s stop ‘tolerating’ or ‘accepting’ difference, as if we’re so much better for not being different. Instead, let’s celebrate difference, because in this world it takes a lot of guts to be different and to act differently.”

– Kate Bornstein, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws

Pride should be celebrated ...

And, what’s better than gifts to put everyone in the celebratory mood. These are the self-love, self-worth gifts for your favorite LGBTTQQIAAP. And, to the heteronormative haters … all we have to say is Bye Felicia.

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