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25 Quotes From LGBTQ+ TV Characters That Will Truly Make Your Day

"You're sensational."

In honor of Pride Month, I wanted to highlight my favorite quotes from some of my favorite LGBTQ+ characters. Queer representation is so incredibly important, and these words have had such a profound impact on me — a queer woman — and numerous others. Please enjoy!

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

2. "Sharing our truth is what will make us strong. So, here I am." —Nia Nal/Dreamer, Supergirl

3. "Being a part of Glee club and football has really showed me that I can be anything. And what I am is — I'm gay." —Kurt Hummel, Glee

4. "Look, I'll be hurt either way. Isn't it better to be who I am?" —Eric Effiong, Sex Education

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

6. "What I'm trying to say is that when I think about love, I see myself, someday, loving a woman." —Elena Alvarez, One Day at a Time

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

8. "I walk around so mad at the world, but I'm really just fighting with myself. I don't want to fight anymore. I'm just too tired. I have to just be me." —Santana Lopez, Glee

9. "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

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

11. "I don't know what I am. I think I might be nothing." —Todd, BoJack Horseman

12. "Every time someone steps up and says who they are, the world becomes a better, more interesting place. So, thank you." —Raymond Holt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

13. "If we want to be happy, we have to risk getting hurt.” —Anne Lister, Gentleman Jack

14. "Sometimes, when you love someone, you do crazy things." —Villanelle, Killing Eve

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

16. “Life comes for all of us. And it comes hardest for the ones who think they’re above it all.” —Blanca Evangelista, Pose

17. "You can't fix me. Because I'm not broken, I don't need to be fixed! Okay, I'm me!” —Ian Gallagher, Shameless

18. “If we’re talking about truth bombs, well, take shelter, ’cause I’m about to make it rain.” —Mateo Liwanag, Superstore

19. “I’m sort of like Costco. I’m big, I’m not fancy, and I dare you to not like me.” —Cameron Tucker, Modern Family

20. "Lillian, you cannot bring gentlemen callers in four hours early. I am not yet a butterfly, I'm just cocoon goo." —Titus Andromedon, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

21. "Women, can't live with 'em...end of sentence." —Jack McFarland, Will & Grace

22. "Did I hit my head and wake up in patriarchal bullshit land?" —Nicole Haught, Wynonna Earp

23. “Forgiveness isn’t something that you give to somebody who’s hurt you. Forgiveness is something you give to yourself.” —Alex Danvers, Supergirl

24. “Sometimes you just gotta let yourself fall apart. And there’s no shame in that. Not even a little bit.” —Stef Adams Foster, The Fosters

25. And finally, "If I would've seen him, I don't know, I may have felt like closure. But we don't get a lot of that in this life now, do we?" —Sophia Burset, Orange Is the New Black

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