It’s 2017, and it’s safe to say we still have a long way to go in the way of LGBT rights. However, it’s also safe to say that portrayals of gay love stories have officially gone mainstream, and we’ve been gifted with a ton amazing movies and TV shows over the past couple years.
But even with all of the wonderful stories that have come to life, some of America still seems to be turning its back on total acceptance — which is exactly why celebrating Pride is so important. And what better way than with the huge Hollywood hits that are working to reach audiences who wouldn’t normally embrace (or even have exposure to) LGBT stories?
We’ve picked the best quotes from some of our favorite movies so that we (and y’all) can celebrate Pride right. Some of these are tearjerkers, so grab that box of tissues.
Originally published March 2016. Updated July 2017.