30 LGBTQ+ Love Quotes

Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community or are an ally and are looking for some quotes about LGBTQ+ love that you can relate to, then you have to come to the right place. 

30 LGBTQ+ Love Quotes

Not only will these quotes remind you to hold your head up high and be proud, they will also show how beautiful love is no matter the gender or sexuality. 

1. Jack Llawayllynn, Indulgence

“I desire to be with you. I miss you. I feel lonely when I can’t see you. I am obsessed with you, fascinated by you, infatuated with you. I hunger for your taste, your smell, the feel of your soul touching mine.”

2. T.J Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

“He lay awake, thinking of the way Arthur’s hand had felt in his, the way they’d fit together. It was foolish, and most likely dangerous, but in the quiet darkness, there was no one who could take it away from him.”

3. Paul Sorvino

“Ultimately, love conquers all, and gay or straight, don’t we all want to believe that? I would that if this was to happen to me, and one of my kids had come and told me he or she was gay, I would say: If that’s the only way you can live, then I love you.”

4. Chely Wright

“Every day I can’t believe it. It’s such a joy to have such a great lady, and the beauty of freedom reveals itself to me in a time-release fashion.”

5. James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

“Love him. Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?”

6. Marcel Proust

“Homosexuals would be the best husbands in the world if they did not put on an act of loving other women.”

7. Jenna Anne

“Being a lesbian means I have the opportunity to love what is uncommon, and I’m okay with that. I do not cry myself to sleep or am upset by the life that I lead because of whom I care about. Because I accept the fact that it is simply love.”

8. Ellis Nightingale

“There’s moonlight in her eyes and stars that rest upon her lips. Constellations fall for her after the sunlight dips. Enveloped in inky waves she sings a lullaby that drifts across the misty air and wakes the morning sky.”

9. Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”

10. Elizabeth Gilbert

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”

11. André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name

“If he knew, if he only knew that I was giving him every chance to put two and two together and come up with a number bigger than infinity.”

12. Barbara de Angelis

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible — it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment and offer you more joy than any material possession could.”

13. Adam Silvera, History Is All You Left Me

“I’m blown away by how happy you make me. Thank you for being there for me when I’m stupid enough to think I’d rather be alone.”

14. Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness

“Too late, too late, your love gave me life. Here am I the creature you made through your loving; by your passion you created the thing that I am. Who are you to deny me the right to love? But for you I need never have known existence.”

15. Gabby Rivera

“To love another woman is to streak naked across the sky, swallow the sun in one bite, and live aflame. To love another woman is to look at yourself in the mirror and determine that you are worthy of the galaxy and its fury.”

16. Truman Capote

“Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface.”

17. Jane Green, The Sunshine Sisters

“I don’t think it matters who you love, just as long as you love. Who cares whether it’s a man or a woman? Why does that have anything more to do with the person inside than the color of someone’s skin?”

30 LGBTQ+ Love Quotes

18. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

19. Garth Brooks

“When we’re free to love anyone, we choose / When this world’s big enough for all different views / When we all can worship from our own kind of pew / Then we shall be free.”

20. C.S. Lewis

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

21. E.M. Foster, Maurice

“I think you’re beautiful, the only beautiful person I’ve ever seen. I love your voice and everything to do with you, down to your clothes or the room you are sitting in. I adore you.”

22. Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

“Was it love or wasn’t it that she felt for Carol? And how absurd it was that she didn’t even know. She had heard about girls falling in love, and she knew what kind of people they were and what they looked like. Neither she nor Carol looked like that. Yet the way she felt about Carol passed all the tests for love and fitted all the descriptions.”

23. Jonathan Coulton

“You should know how great things were before you. Even so, they’re better still today. I can’t think of who I was before you ruined everything in the nicest way.”

24. Coretta Scott King

“Love is such a powerful force. It’s there for everyone to embrace-that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in.”

25. Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”

26. Chaz Bono

“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.”

27. Eleanor Roosevelt

““It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”

28. Jussie Smollett

“If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man. With that said, I believe that love is the only thing that matters, and I would hope that anybody would leave themselves open — not to gender, but to love…If I fall in love down the road with a woman, I’m going to love that woman.”

29. Stephen Fry

“The most important thing is love. It doesn’t matter in the slightest whether that love is for someone of your own sex or not… It must be understood that love comes first.”

30. Rita Mae Brown

“No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.”

Final Thoughts

Love sees no borders, no bounds, no age, and no gender barrier. At any time, you can fall in love with anyone.

Being in love with someone of the same gender is not a crime, and an increasing number of people are coming out as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

After reading through these inspirational quotes about LGBTQ+ love and the process of loving who you want even if it opens up the possibility of being discriminated against.

Hopefully you will be reminded that even if you are not part of a heterosexual relationship, your love is still valid and beautiful  and should be treated as such. 

Gay Worlley

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