The Art of Gay Love: Getting in the Mood for Valentine's Day

The Art of Gay Love: Getting in the Mood for Valentine's Day

Love is a thief in the night; love stinks; love in never having to say you're sorry; love is in the air; love is a battlefield; love to love you, baby. Love takes many forms and expressions. It can be an elevated spiritual experience, it can feel like a wrenching gut ache, and a great love affair can change the course of history.

Our artist and photographer contributors show the range of love from sweet and tender to raging and all-consuming.

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Puppy Love by Polly Guo

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Marriage-Minded by Dwora Fried

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Dipping Your Toes in the Pool of Love by Steve MacIsaac

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Love in a Cape by Philip Bonneau

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Love Me Tender by Cauro Hige

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A Portrait of Love (Dani and Jen) by Jess Dugan

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Bubble Bunnies in Love by Alexander Guerra

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Love Muscle (Charlie and Matthew) by Dylan Rosser

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Early Love by Robert Sherer

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Rabbit Fantasy Love by Andrej Dubravsky

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Dream Date Love by Molly Landreth

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Potboiler Love by Victor Gadino

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Love Is Discipline by Elisar von Kupffer

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Lesbian Love Drama by John Fallon

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Drowning in Love by Claudio Bindella

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Love Hostage by Rick Castro

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Orthodox Love by Molly Landreth

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Love Is Patient, by E. Gibbons

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Homeboy Love by Hector Silva

24 Lee And Gunner Dugan

Portrait of Love (Lee and Gunner) by Jess Dugan

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Smusher Love by Ed Luce

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Love and Lust by Mel Odom

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Dripping With Love by Claudio Bindella

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Naked Love by Dylan Rosser

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Love Crush by Claudio Bindella

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Reflections of Love by Kelli Connell

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Straight Bro Love by Scott Waters

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Love to Wrestle by Brian Kenny

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Love, Walking Into the Sunset by Robert de Michiell