Pride Month Quotes & Messages to Share

June brings summer sunshine, rainbows, and of course, the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. That's because it's Pride Month! 

There are many ways to participate in Pride Month, whether you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community or you want to support & celebrate your friends who are. Support can come in many forms, but the most important thing is listening carefully when members of the LGBTQ+ community share their experiences & describe what type of support means the most to them.

Reading Pride Month quotes can help you understand what Pride Month means to you or your loved ones. Pride Month quotes are perfect for sharing on Facebook, Instagram, in a text message to a friend, or—our personal favorite—via a greeting card in the mail! 

Pride Month is a time of reflection & celebration, and it's a chance to demonstrate your allyship if you aren't a member of the community. An ally is committed to learning & reflecting on their assumptions to help others. In this article, you’ll find a wonderful assortment of Pride Month quotes & messages to wish everyone in your life an extra special Pride Month! 

Why We Celebrate Pride Month

Pride Month began in 1969 following the Stonewall riots in New York City–these "riots" were technically gay liberation protests, but they initiated decades of marches, parades, and celebrations supporting the LGBTQ+ community. 

Since 1969, the festivities have spread outside of the United States. While there is still a focus on LGBTQ+ rights, today's Pride Month is more of a celebration of the community's culture. Celebrating Pride Month also means finding new ways to garner support within your community for LGBTQ+ friends & family members.

Celebrating Pride Month is a way to show support for the people you love—including yourself. Participating in community events, flying rainbow flags, and adding Pride Month backgrounds on your Zoom calls are all ways to help spread awareness during June.

You can celebrate Pride Month with your friends this year by attending a parade, hosting your own Pride party, or sending out some pop-up rainbow cards with bright or uplifting messages—cards, of course, are our favorite, but there are so many ways you can celebrate! 

38 Pride Month Quotes to Share this June

Cards are a great way to share inspirational and empowering messages with friends & family members for Pride Month. Quotes for Pride Month are the best way to express your love, support, and (of course) PRIDE for your LGBTQ+ fam. 

Some of your friends may appreciate a short & sweet or inspirational quote for Pride Month; others may get a kick out of funny or pop culture Pride Month quotes. We want to make it easy for you to find just the right words so that you can focus your attention on choosing the perfect pop-up Pride card from our collection. 

We invite you to browse our carefully curated quote collection for the perfect ways to say you're proud of someone you love this Pride Month—or to share the pride you feel in your identity! 

Inspirational Pride Month Quotes

You want to share inspirational quotes for Pride Month that are uplifting and encouraging, and that's a goal we can get behind. These quotes would be perfect inside a Rainbow Butterfly pop-up card or beautiful Rainbow Notecard

  1. "The things that make us different, those are our superpowers." —Lena Waithe

  2. "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind." —Dr. Seuss

  3. "To be nobody but yourself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. —E.E. Cummings

  4. "Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." —James Baldwin

  5. "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

  6. "When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows." —Rachel Houston

  7. "We're born alone; we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." —Orson Welles

  8. "If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love, then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at the great American dream." Michelle Obama

Funny Pride Month Quotes & Sayings

There are so many ways to say "Happy Pride!" We've shared some seriously inspirational quotes for Pride Month, but we have some seriously-not-serious quotes for those who like to share love and laughter. 

This Sending Sunshine card is perfect for sharing a funny quote for Pride Month—sunshine all around! Send a silly, sunny reminder that there's always a reason to be proud of precisely the way you are.

  1.  "Heterosexuality is not normal; it's just common." —Dorothy Parker

  2. "It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have any moral objection to someone else's sexuality. It's like telling someone else how to clean their house." —River Phoenix

  3. "If male homosexuals are called 'gay,' then female homosexuals should be called 'ecstatic.'" —Shelly Roberts

  4. Let’s get one thing straight: I'm not! 

  5. You didn't choose to be gay; you just got lucky! 

  6. Make America Gay Again! 

  7. Let me be perfectly queer...I can't even think straight. 

Pop Culture Pride Month Quotes

Sharing a pop culture quote for Pride Month is a fun and fascinating way to share your support and love by connecting your loved one with someone famous whom they can identify & connect with. 

Here are some of our favorite pop culture quotes for Pride Month. We think any of these quotes would be perfect for writing inside a Love is Love pop-up card

  1. "I am a strong, Black, lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better." —Brittney Griner, American professional basketball player

  2. "We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love." —Laverne Cox, American actress

  3. "I've never met a gay person who regretted coming out—including myself. Life, at last, begins to make sense when you are open and honest." —Sir Ian McKellen, English actor 

  4.  "I think being gay is a blessing, and it's something I am thankful for every single day." —Anderson Cooper, American broadcaster

  5. "After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are." —Shrek

  6. "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, CEO of Apple

  7. "Some people say you are going the wrong way when it's simply a way of your own." —Angelina Jolie, American actress

  8. "Being gay is like glitter; it never goes away." —Lady Gaga, American singer-songwriter

Television & Film Pride Month Quotes

Sometimes, TV shows and movies have the best quotes to share with your friends & family—and not just for Pride Month, but any occasion. These iconic quotes from TV shows and films would be lovely inside a Willow Love pop-up card featuring two females or a same-sex male couple

  1. "You're not loveless, you're not deviant... you're sensational." —Toni Topaz, Riverdale

  2. "I feel like I just solved an escape room I've been trapped in my entire life." —Fabiola Torres, Never Have I Ever

  3. "And you guys know I hate labels, but this one feels important right now to own the space I'm in and to make sense of it." —Kat Edison, The Bold Type

  4. "Becoming me was the greatest creative project of my life." —Elliot Waugh, The Magicians

  5. "I can do those things with either a man or a woman." —Rosa Diaz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  6. "I like the wine and not the label. Does that make sense?" —David Rose, Schitt's Creek

Short Pride Month Quotes

Short and sweet pride month quotes and sayings are perfect for captioning a social media post, sending in a fun text message to a friend, or writing inside a vibrant rainbow pop-up card

If you want to keep your message short & sweet, we recommend any of these simple (and fun) Pride Month messages. Choose one to share as-is, or add your personal touch! For the love of equality, have fun! 

  1. Got Pride? 

  2. Love is love. 

  3. Hope will never be silent.

  4. Love always wins. 

  5. Live your truth! 

  6. Love has no gender. 

  7. There's no such thing as being extra in June! 

  8. Out and proud! 

Choosing the Best Pride Card to Spread the Love 

There are two types of people: those who spend time reading every greeting card message—and those who buy the first card they pick up. 

Luckily, you get to choose the message you write inside your Lovepop Pride Month pop-up card, and we've made it easy for you to find the perfect note with dozens to choose from! In addition, pride Month notes and quotes about Pride will add a personal touch. 

Now, all that's left is choosing the perfect card for your lucky recipient. We recommend browsing all of our Pride Month cards to find the one that reminds you the most of the person you plan to send it to—if that doesn't work, then the one that brings you the most joy is your best bet! 

Whether you plan to spread the love to a friend who has recently come out, send cheerful greetings to many friends who belong to the LGBTQ+ community, or you'd like to remind your friends that you're out and proud, the most important thing is to share a card you love. 

If you're at a loss, we get it! Decisions can be tricky. So, here are some of our absolute favorites: 

  1. This Better Days Ahead rainbow pop-up card is ideal for someone who may need extra encouragement this year during Pride Month. 

  2. If you want to send a timely reminder that "love always wins," our Love Wins rainbow banner pop-up card is Just. The. Thing!

  3. Send a cute Rainbow Bear pop-up sticker (or five!) if you want to spread love to lots of friends & family members this Pride Month. These are perfect for those short & sweet messages. 

Greeting cards are perfect for spreading the love during Pride Month—and your favorite inspirational & empowering messages! And Lovepop Pride cards are extra-special because they add that extra oomph—they literally make your message stand out! But, of course, they're perfect for Pride and every other occasion! 

Keep living your truth & celebrating each other; we are joyfully celebrating with you this month and always!

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