50+ Best Pride Messages for LGBTQ (Quotes and Caption Ideas)

There are numerous ways to celebrate Pride Month, and sending pride messages is one of them. In case you missed it, Pride Month occurs in June and is a time to honor the LGBTQ+ community. 

While Pride is frequently associated with parades and festivities, it’s also important to remember the history of LGBTQ+ people in the United States and the obstacles they’ve encountered in their quest for equality. 

One approach to celebrate Pride is to educate oneself by reading books by LGBTQ+ writers, listening to LGBTQ+ podcasts, and viewing LGBTQ+ movies. You can also consider these LGBTQ+ quotes from community members and allies.

What are Some Pride Messages?

These statements span a wide range of topics, from coming out to being yourself. Many renowned LGBTQ+ celebrities have spoken out about their self-acceptance journeys, families, and relationships. After reading these, you’ll undoubtedly feel motivated.

  • “We deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame, and without compromise.”
    — Elliot Page
  • “To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.” — Bayard Rustin
  • “It takes more than a sign, a fabulous outfit, or a month of parades. Pride has to resonate from within; shine out to everyone around you. It means something to you and only you first before you announce it to the world.” — Solange Nicole
  • “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows, and the more I thrive.” — Elliot Page.
  • “With ignorance comes fear, from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance.” — Kathleen Patel, “The Bullying Epidemic”
  • “Baby, I was born this way.” —Lady Gaga
  • “You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t, so you might as well just do whatever you want.” — Kacey Musgraves
  • “Your love is my love and my love is your love.” —Whitney Houston
  • “Our love is here to STAY.” —Whitney Houston
  • “From the playboys to the gay boys, go and slay, boys.” —Lizzo
  • “I see your true colors and that’s why I love you.” —Cyndi Lauper
  • “…And I can’t change, even if I tried.” —Macklemore
  • “My love, my love, my love, she keeps me warm.” —Macklemore
  • “I don’t play, I slay.” —Todrick Hall
  • “Why are you mad? When you could be GLAAD?” —Taylor Swift.
  • “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what that means to me.” —Aretha Franklin

Pride Messages That Support and Uplift

  • There’s nothing more beautiful and powerful than someone who chooses to be themselves.
  • You are exactly who you should be.
  • The bravest thing you can be is yourself.
  • You are straight fire. Well, minus the “straight” part. — Joey Benevento
  • You’re so flaming, even the sun be like “DAMN.” — Meg Burik
  • In all the universe, there’s only one you. — Anna Wenner 
  • You never have to “fit in” to know that you belong. — Mercedes Lucero
  • You are like a rainbow of awesome! — Valerie Stark
  • I love all that you are and all that you’re becoming. — Hallmark Editorial Staff
  • Let your flag fly. It’s a wonderful thing seeing you be you. — Mariya Zilberman
  • “People who don’t get you aren’t worthy of your fabulousness.” — Meg Burik
  • “We are powerful because we have survived.” — Audre Lorde
  • “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” — Audre Lorde
  • “You have to go the way your blood beats. If you don’t live the only life you have, you won’t live some other life, you won’t live any life at all.” — James Baldwin
  • “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
  • Here’s to all the years of being who you are. Flawlessly and unapologetically! — Courtney Taylor
  • Make your own story. It’s bound to be a good one. — Andrew Blackburn
  • Just a reminder that you’re exactly where you should be. — Melissa Woo

LGBTQ Quotes About Pride and Celebration

  • “I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet.” — Dolly Parton
  • “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” — Brené Brown
  • Live like you. — Andrew Blackburn
  • Here, queer, full of pride. — Meg Burik 
  • Checked my mood ring. Yep, still gay. (It’s my best mood. You understand.) — Mercedes Lucero
  • Queer AF. Just as it should be. — Jordy Byrd
  • “I am a strong, black, lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better.” — Brittney Griner
  • ​​“The more I accept myself as a genderless human being, in a way, the more I’m loving my body.” — Sam Smith
  • “I don’t love just men. I love people. It’s not about gender. It’s just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you’re with.” — Kesha
  • “I’m very fluid, and I think love is love. You can find it in any gender.” — Demi Lovato


Pride Quotes on Rights & Taking Action

  • “Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges.” — Bob Paris
  • “The more I’ve been able to learn about gay rights and equal pay and gender equity and racial inequality, the more that it all intersects. You can’t really pick it apart. It’s all intertwined.” — Megan Rapinoe
  • “We have to do it because we can no longer stay invisible. We have to be visible. We should not be ashamed of who we are.” — Sylvia Rivera, on LGBTQ+ activism
  • “People in this country who are in positions of privilege must learn to find ways of fighting for the just treatment of others, not by centering and platforming themselves, but by holding up the ones who are suffering.” — Brandi Carlile


Pride month is a time when the LGBTQ+ community celebrates their freedom as a community and their acceptance by society. Considering how long they have toiled and struggled to be recognized for who they are. 

Therefore, sending pride messages to your friends who are part of the community may go a long way to encourage them in their struggles. 

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