It’s pride month and people usually find motivation through random quotes by some random motivational speaker or quotes. Even things are legalized and people are learning more about the community. There are the majority of people who are still not ready to accept queer folks and same-sex love. We cannot blame them for anything but can we just try to normalize this and tell them that love has no boundaries and even if you’re not ready to accept it, just try not to force your things on anyone. Also, Queer it up means debate or talk about cultural and social norms about gender, and sex, sexuality.
The queer community has been through a lot. If we start mentioning all their struggles and fights, it will take us another blog to cove everything. The LGBTQ community is still fighting and what we can do is that we can be an ally for the community. Many queer artists came out and tell about their own fight and this has given confidence and motivation to many other queer people to come out from their closet and talk about it! So, we decided to give some motivation and inspiration to other people through some amazing quotes by LGBTQ community members:
Some quotes to motivate you
“Homosexuality is not a mental disorder, which has been also recognized by Parliament. Centre must give wide periodic publicity to the SC judgment to eliminate the stigma attached to LGBT community.” ― R F Nariman
“…human beings are human beings, just treat everyone like that.” ― Hayley Williams
“This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another.”–Ellen Page
“We are all stronger, smarter, talented, beautiful, and more resilient than we were told.” —transgender activist CeCe McDonald
“Every person felt like they didn’t belong, or at some point felt like they didn’t need to carry on, they weren’t needed. So I think it’s important to show each other, “Look, we’re all in this together, we all feel this way, let’s work together.” ― Social media influencer Cole Ledford
“I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an asshole.”― Morgan Freeman
“I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity”― Out & Equal Executive Director Selisse Berry
“I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with … Any rule which deprives someone of happiness is wrong … there is no greater emotion than love and it should not be denied.” ―Dutee Chand
“Being homosexual is no more abnormal than being lefthanded.” ― Abhijit Naskar
“Social morality cannot violate the rights of even one single individual,” ― A M Khanwikar
“The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well.” ― Advice columnist Cassandra Duffy
“The point is that we are not doomed because we are homosexual, my dear, we are doomed only if we live in despair because of it, as we did on the beaches and the streets of Suck City.”― Andrew Holleran, Dancer from the Dance
Some dialogues/quotes from movies
“When you’re in a battle with an enemy that’s so much bigger, so much stronger than you, to find out you had a friend you never knew existed, well, that’s the best feeling in the world. Can you see what we’ve done here, by coming together, all of us? We made history!” ― Pride
“This is the essence of discrimination: formulating opinions about others not based on their individual merits, but rather on their membership in a group with assumed characteristics.” ― Philadelphia
“I’m gay, and I’m your son. And neither of those things are going to change. Okay? So let’s deal with that!”― Boy erased
“- Little: What’s a faggot?
– Juan: A faggot is… a word used to make gay people feel bad.
– Little: Am I a faggot?
– Juan: No. You’re not a faggot. You can be gay, but you don’t have to let nobody call you a faggot.” ― Moonlight
“If you ooze masculinity, like some of us do, you have no reason to fear pink.” ― Alife
“We have reached a verdict, your honor. This man’s heart is deficient. He loves, but his love is worth nothing.”― Angels in America
These are some motivational quotes that can help you out, maybe! If not talk to your friends or someone who understand YOU. Also, Queer it up is a song by an Indian queer artist Pragya Pallavi. Check it out! And tell your story about what motivates you every day. Maybe, that can inspire someone else and your story can change someone’s life.