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Happy Valentine’s Day, guys! How are you going to spend your day today? As for me, I’ll be watching LGBTQ movies as I work. What about you?

I mean, why not? Valentine’s Day serves as a perfect occasion for the gay community to revel in tales of romance. Not to mention I love watching gay movies because it offers narratives that mirror our experiences and inspire a celebration of love in all its forms. So, dim the lights, snuggle up, and let the magic of LGBTQ+ love stories unfold.

Here’s a list of some of the best LGBTQ Valentine’s Day movies that celebrate love in all its forms:

1. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

   Directed by Ang Lee, this iconic film tells the story of a complex romantic relationship between two men in the American West.

2. Call Me By Your Name (2017)

   Directed by Luca Guadagnino, this coming-of-age romance explores the passionate relationship between a young man and a visiting scholar during a summer in Italy.

3. The Half of It (2020)

   Directed by Alice Wu, this heartfelt film is a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac story that revolves around a shy, introverted student helping the school jock woo a girl they both secretly love.

4. Carol (2015)

   Directed by Todd Haynes, this film follows the forbidden romance between an aspiring photographer and an older woman going through a divorce in the 1950s.

5. Love, Simon (2018)

   Directed by Greg Berlanti, this teen romantic comedy-drama is about a high school student coming to terms with his sexuality while navigating the challenges of first love.

6. Moonlight (2016)

   Directed by Barry Jenkins, this Academy Award-winning film explores the life of a young black man named Chiron as he grapples with his identity and sexuality in three defining chapters of his life.

7. Pride (2014)

   Directed by Matthew Warchus, this heartwarming film is based on the true story of LGBTQ activists who supported striking coal miners in 1984 England.

8. Imagine Me & You (2005)

   Directed by Ol Parker, this romantic comedy tells the story of a woman who questions her sexual orientation after meeting the florist at her wedding.

9. Weekend (2011)

   Directed by Andrew Haigh, this intimate film follows the intense connection between two men over the course of a weekend.

10. But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

    Directed by Jamie Babbit, this satirical romantic comedy explores themes of sexual identity and self-discovery as a cheerleader is sent to a conversion therapy camp.

These films offer a diverse range of LGBTQ love stories, providing heartfelt, funny, and poignant perspectives on relationships. Enjoy watching these movies and celebrating love in its many beautiful forms.

Happy viewing!

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