Happy Pride Month, everyone! The time of year when the LGBTQ+ communities from all around the world proudly celebrate the freedom to be themselves. They organize parades, attend events, and educate people on their struggles to achieve acceptance and equality in all aspects of their lives. But, most importantly, they come together to collectively create memes to kick off Pride Month with a smile.

Time and again, the internet has proven to be the perfect place to encourage discussions, inspire activism and promote remembrance. You see, the celebrations might just be getting started, but people have wasted no time in spreading love and humor online. Whether they applauded others' efforts or poked fun at corporations who exploit LGBTQ+ symbols and abandon them the second June ends, people didn’t hold back.

So if you're looking for some entertaining memes to get the spirit going, we’ve got you covered. Bored Panda has scoured the web and wrapped up a collection of the funniest and most relatable jokes to honor Pride Month. Continue scrolling and hit upvote on the ones that made you laugh most! And if you’re in the mood for even more hilarious memes, check out our post from last year right here.

#1

The Cottagecore Vibes Are Immaculate

The Cottagecore Vibes Are Immaculate

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hell yea!!!!

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If You Are Religious And Gay Remember : He Is More Disappointed In You For Not Drinking Enough Water Than For Being Gay

If You Are Religious And Gay Remember : He Is More Disappointed In You For Not Drinking Enough Water Than For Being Gay

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4 months ago

Wow, never thought of that argument

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Pride Month started as a way to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion, which occurred in the early hours of June 28, 1969. Unfortunately, police raids on bars catering to New York's gay community were common at the time. But on that day, people felt fed up with years of harassment by authorities and chose to fight back. This decision lead to an uprising and erupted in neighborhood riots that went on for three days. They inspired activism and ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement because one year later, the nation’s first Pride marches were held.

"Pride offers a moment to celebrate our victories and remember our battles," Justin Bengry, Director of the Centre for Queer History at Goldsmiths University of London and convenor of the MA Queer History, the first degree of its kind, told Bored Panda. "But it should also be a moment when we reflect on the fact that neither our history nor our activism started in New York in 1969."

#3

Campaign From The Swedish Armed Forces

Campaign From The Swedish Armed Forces

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4 months ago

This is simply.... great.

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#4

Happy Pride Month Everyone Love Y'all

Happy Pride Month Everyone Love Y'all

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this is beautiful

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Martha Catherine Brenckle, professor of writing and rhetoric at the University of Central Florida and treasurer for the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida, said that Stonewall has taken on the imagination of the community. "Remembering what happened at Stonewall and now Pride Month says we will no longer tolerate harassment and intimidation," she told us.

"When Obama visited the Stonewall Inn and gave it the designation of a National Monument, the place and event took on even more importance, especially for those who weren't even born yet," Brenckle continued. "Knowing History is crucial to knowing who you are and where you are going in the future. Every step we make politically and socially has been from standing on the shoulders of all the activists who came before us."

#5

My Grandma Is 83 And Lives In Rural Florida Where She Is Surrounded By Anti-Gay, Right Wingers. She Just Had Her Two Front Benches Repainted In Support Of Her Three Lgbtq Grandchildren (Me And Two Cousins)

My Grandma Is 83 And Lives In Rural Florida Where She Is Surrounded By Anti-Gay, Right Wingers. She Just Had Her Two Front Benches Repainted In Support Of Her Three Lgbtq Grandchildren (Me And Two Cousins)

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4 months ago

my grandparents have a rainbow doormat for me and my three cousins.

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#6

Needed This Today

Needed This Today

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4 months ago

hbceu2bcuhcfrh2bfrhwf MY HEART-

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#7

Go Ask Mom

Go Ask Mom

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4 months ago

LOVE IT!

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According to Bengry, many unfortunate events took place even before Stonewall like that at San Francisco’s Compton’s Cafeteria in 1966. They show how trans and queer people were long subjected to regular police harassment and how they resisted it. "In the 1950s and 1960s, homophile activists in the US and UK protested against unfair treatment under the law and lobbied for reform, bravely identifying themselves as homosexuals," Bengry added.

Of course, this kind of activism was happening in some places in Europe too. "Histories of queer people who advocated for a fairer and more just world extends even into the nineteenth century. In the 1860s and 1870s, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German lawyer and journalist, created new terminology to describe those like himself who desired members of the same sex and spoke openly against laws that criminalized homosexuality," he explained. Moreover, even in the first decades of the nineteenth century, Bengry noted that a group of likely queer men in Britain sought to overturn anti-sodomy legislation that still carried the dire threat of execution if convicted.

#8

Straight Men Hate It When Gay Men Treat Straight Men The Same Way Straight Men Treat Women

Straight Men Hate It When Gay Men Treat Straight Men The Same Way Straight Men Treat Women

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4 months ago

gee wonder whats that like...hmm......

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#9

Wholesome As Hell

Wholesome As Hell

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4 months ago

God is smort 🤓 listen to god and grow up 👍

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#10

Awwwww

Awwwww

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4 months ago

Adorable!

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"But even as it is crucial that we look back, we must also look forward and Pride should also be a moment for us to think about LGBTQ+ people who do not have the same safety, privilege and opportunities that some of us do." The lecturer told us that globally, many people live in danger and fear. "Even in our own communities, trans people, queer people of color, many queer youth, those with disabilities and others remain marginalized and vulnerable, too often through the actions and policies of our own governments," he said, adding that during Pride, we must demand better.

#11

Bringing This Back As We Enter Into Pride Month

Bringing This Back As We Enter Into Pride Month

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Snowfoxrox
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4 months ago

lol, this was on my facebook page this morning. I laughed so hard I cried. My nephew came out a few years ago and it did not go well with his family. His Uncle and I drove 3hrs to see him only to tell him we didn't care, that we loved him no matter what and that love is love.

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#12

"Gay And Annoyed" Is Such A Huge Mood

"Gay And Annoyed" Is Such A Huge Mood

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theprincess'sfrog
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4 months ago

SUPRISE! happy birth-gay!

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#13

If I Had More Access To The Internet When I Was Younger, I’d Have Known I Was A Lesbian A Lot Sooner

If I Had More Access To The Internet When I Was Younger, I’d Have Known I Was A Lesbian A Lot Sooner

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4 months ago

Yes.

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Raising awareness is now far easier due to social media and how convenient it is. People use it as a great tool to show the diversity of the community, discuss the history of LGBTQ+ advocacy and share opinions about the gains and setbacks made by the people.

"Social media offers amazing opportunities to highlight queer voices and to amplify the widest diversity of experiences across the spectrum of LGBTQ+ people in our communities," Bengry mentioned. "We can use social media to share our histories and celebrate our victories. We can call others to action and use social media to demand change."

Unfortunately, it is far from perfect. "It also gives voice to those who would do us harm, those who attack our community and especially the most vulnerable and marginalized amongst us." Bengry added that as much as we use these platforms to do great things, to share knowledge and resources in an accessible and safe way, "we must remain vigilant and push back against those who would use it against us."

#14

Thought It’s Funny

Thought It’s Funny

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4 months ago

When i tell you i wheezed

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#15

Yet If You Show Children A Single Gay Cartoon They Instantly All Turn Queer

Yet If You Show Children A Single Gay Cartoon They Instantly All Turn Queer

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4 months ago

THIS

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#16

Would You Like To Hear About Lord And Savior?

Would You Like To Hear About Lord And Savior?

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Hello do you have a chance to talk about our lord and savior Cthulhu?

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But social media also gives corporations the opportunity to rainbow up as soon as June begins, actions that often provoke criticism from within the community. When asked about companies who only temporarily show support and what should we make from their actions, Brenckle told us, "Corporations have discovered that the LGBTQ demographic is large and that we spending money is not necessarily a bad thing. We live in a capitalist economy and being a visible part of the economy is not a bad thing. I know that people complain that the Orlando Pride Parade has become too commercial but participating in the mainstream economy isn't a bad thing."

#17

Posting A Meme Everyday Till June 1st Pt. 7

Posting A Meme Everyday Till June 1st Pt. 7

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4 months ago

My pan bestie vs me and my ace bestie

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#18

Irish Pride!!

Irish Pride!!

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4 months ago

Gotta love Irish, one of my favorite genders

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#19

Jesus

Jesus

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4 months ago

Simply stunning 😍

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But when businesses publicly show support for the LGBTQ+ people by setting their logos with symbols and designs from their communities and movements, Bengry said it is important to ask them about their motivations.

"This kind of visibility is only the very minimum we should expect, and we can use this initial support to start a conversation about how they can do more," the lecturer explained. "Do they donate to LGBTQ+ organizations, community groups and charities? Do they use their economic and political power to promote and support other LGBTQ+ causes and equality issues?"

"And, I think, most importantly we should ask questions about their own business practices and policies. How do they treat their own employees? Is it a safe environment for their LGBTQ+ staff? This is where they can have an immediate impact on people’s lives most directly, and where we must always push corporations to do more and do better," he noted.

#20

I Love My Grandma

I Love My Grandma

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4 months ago

YES go Grandma!

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#21

Cool

Cool

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4 months ago

Muah!!! Kisses for you...kisses for you....kisses for everyone >:D

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#22

Cats Accept Us. I Can't Wait For My Countrymen To Do The Same

Cats Accept Us. I Can't Wait For My Countrymen To Do The Same

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4 months ago

" this is a good quality stick....now I know what the fuss is all about"

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So to kick off Pride Month 2022 on the right foot, Bengry advises you to celebrate your victories and reflect on the past. "Our history is incredible, dynamic and exciting with powerful stories of collective action, trauma, community and resilience."

"Read more. Explore more. Contribute to preserving our history by sharing your own story in a queer history project or learning how to interview queer elders or others from across our community. Join a local queer history reading group or take a community history class. Queer history is everywhere, and now is the time to preserve, share and celebrate it," he concluded.

#23

It’s A Pretty Cool Pin Though

It’s A Pretty Cool Pin Though

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4 months ago

.....arts and crafts

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#24

This Is Beyond Stupid Is Anyone From Alabama And Can Confirm This Stupidity

This Is Beyond Stupid Is Anyone From Alabama And Can Confirm This Stupidity

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4 months ago

*laughs is aro*

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#25

"Family Values Conservatives" Will Always Choose To Abandon Their Children Rather Than Their Bigotry

"Family Values Conservatives" Will Always Choose To Abandon Their Children Rather Than Their Bigotry

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4 months ago

disqusting. I hope they choke on their own bigotry and step on a thousand legos at the beach in summer

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#26

Pride Month Be Like

Pride Month Be Like

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4 months ago

very true, can concur.

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#27

Never Forget How Far We've Come, And How Recently

Never Forget How Far We've Come, And How Recently

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4 months ago

this is really touching <33 we can't forget our past.

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#28

This One Made Me Chuckle

This One Made Me Chuckle

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Ranger Kanootsen
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4 months ago

yeah! why can't I finally celebrate my WRATH for once?? or my intense ENVY

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#29

Lesbian Sex Continues Until It Is Interrupted By An Outside Force, Usually A Cat

Lesbian Sex Continues Until It Is Interrupted By An Outside Force, Usually A Cat

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4 months ago

😳

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#30

It's Adam And Eve. Not Adam Or Eve

It's Adam And Eve. Not Adam Or Eve

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4 months ago

hold up, can someone confirm this?

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#31

Phewwwww

Phewwwww

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theprincess'sfrog
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4 months ago

bi bi homophobes

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#32

Next Gen: All Gay, All Marriage

Next Gen: All Gay, All Marriage

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4 months ago

sounds about right

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#33

Don’t Ask If You May Not Be Comfortable With The Answer

Don’t Ask If You May Not Be Comfortable With The Answer

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4 months ago

" i have standards Bobby"

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#34

Happy Pride Month!!

Happy Pride Month!!

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4 months ago

Dude I felt that on a spiritual level

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#35

Honestly Same

Honestly Same

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4 months ago

SAME

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#36

Happy Pride Month Fellow Humans. It Is Me Corporation. I Too Am A Gay

Happy Pride Month Fellow Humans. It Is Me Corporation. I Too Am A Gay

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4 months ago

yes our lord and savior...

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#37

Damn This Pizza Place Requires A Lot Of Topping To Pay For An Extra Topping

Damn This Pizza Place Requires A Lot Of Topping To Pay For An Extra Topping

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4 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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#38

No Thank You I'm Not Interested In People

No Thank You I'm Not Interested In People

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4 months ago

" who is this...gaudy peasant?"

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#39

Teenager

Teenager

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4 months ago

hahahahahahahaha *wheeze, sputter*

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#40

Their Their, Friends

Their Their, Friends

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theprincess'sfrog
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4 months ago

misgendering is a problem. i get called young lady all the time. just cuz i have long hair doesn't mean im a girl.

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#41

It's That Time Of The Year

It's That Time Of The Year

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Olive Wisp
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4 months ago

Why not say this every month?

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#42

Dragon

Dragon

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4 months ago

CAN WE VOTE TO MAKE THIS OUR OFFICIAL FLAG FELLOW BISEXUALS??? PLEASE DRAGONS ARE COOL

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#43

Pride Month 2

Pride Month 2

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4 months ago

yes.

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#44

Tfw Someone Says "Why Isn't There A Straight Pride Month"?

Tfw Someone Says "Why Isn't There A Straight Pride Month"?

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4 months ago

hahahahhahahah

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#45

Yes

Yes

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4 months ago

giving me some hardcore bi vibes

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#46

Let's Make This Happen

Let's Make This Happen

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4 months ago

Yesss I love the caption this is why Rick Riordan is better

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#47

And That's Why There Isn't Straight Pride Month

And That's Why There Isn't Straight Pride Month

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4 months ago

so tru tho.

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#48

I Want To Leave This Country So Bad

I Want To Leave This Country So Bad

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4 months ago

Hopefully now the true meaning of "trans rights are human rights" is apparent! If you back the cause of denying basic rights to a minority, you open the floodgates to denying basic rights to ever larger groups. Eventually one of those groups will include you!

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#49

S O O N

S O O N

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its beautiful but would be even nicer if all of them meant it

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#50

Rainbow Cream Costs 20 Cents More. How Do We All Feel About This? Pride Month Is Coming Up And This Seems To Be The Norm For Businesses

Rainbow Cream Costs 20 Cents More. How Do We All Feel About This? Pride Month Is Coming Up And This Seems To Be The Norm For Businesses

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4 months ago

f**k homophobic businesses. pretending to support is not being an ally.

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