Valentine’s Day has arrived, and while those of us in couples fret over what to buy our baes, and those of us who are single contemplate how to celebrate “Singles Awareness Day” (and we’ve all been there), we should all keep in mind how far the queer community has come in proving love is love.
Like these folks. These adorable couples have decided to show off their affections in honor of the Hallmark holiday via Instagram. Normally that kind of romantic exhibitionism can invite an eye roll or ten, but today, take satisfaction in knowing that, in light of the current political climate, love stands firm and will not hide. Now, if everyone would just get off their ass and vote as if their love depended on it…
1. Bicycle Built For Two
Call it incentive to work out.
2. Mixing it Up
This couple is super cute even if the background isn’t.
3. Bearly Together
Yes, bears do love their honey.
4. Getting Artsy
He better appreciate those wings now. They won’t last forever.
Minnie would approve.
7. Clean Limerick
Way to win our hearts.
Love knows no borders.
9. Plant One
You can see it in their eyes.
One should always appreciate a good snuggler.
11. Crushing It
I think we can agree that they’re both handsome.
12. Family Values
Too sweet for snark.
13. Gay Minds Think Alike
You sure you didn’t plan that, boys?
Wonder what they’re doing later…
15. Glad They Finally Got Together
We knew about you two for years.
16. Love of the Irish
They put the “gay” in Gaelic. (Say it aloud)
17. Dream Girl
Cue “Dream Weaver.”
This one is beyond beautiful on several levels.
19. Castro Couple
Where better to celebrate gayness and Valentine’s Day than the Castro?
20. Roman Style
Isn’t it ROMANtic?