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Brandon and Benjamin now live in Washington State, but they love to return to Missoula, Montana, where they’ve been given support by their family.

Marriage equality is sweeping across the nation, and one of the most touching effects is that attention is being drawn to same-sex love in many different places people might not expect. It’s not just big cities and metropolitan areas or guys in bowties. From the prim-and-proper, to bearded hipsters, tattooed bikers, and military types, images pop up daily to remind us how beautiful love is in all its diversity.

For Brandon and Benjamin, having photographer Brian Powers shoot them on a ranch outside Missoula, Montana, was about capturing their relationship in its most natural environment. Brandon grew up around the ranch and, as a couple, they’re united by their love of the open-air Montana lifestyle.

The two met a little over a year ago, and now live together in Washington State, but they go back to visit Brandon’s family in Montana as often as they can. Despite the region’s general conservatism — Brandon says his father is “somewhat of a self-proclaimed redneck” — they’ve experienced incredible support.

“[My dad] was the person I was most nervous to tell [that I was gay], but [he] wound up being the easiest,” Brandon says. “His response was, ‘I don’t give a shit. You’re the same person. Just try and find someone who likes to hunt.’ And Ben loves to hunt, so no problems there.”

Brandon says that these photos were originally intended for purely personal use, but he’s happy to share them with a wider audience. “Ben is in the Navy, and he will be gone for months on end, so they’re a nice thing to have during those times.” But he’s also been overwhelmingly pleased by people’s reaction to them.

“Often, when you see two men together the stereotype is very different from a Montana ranch, and much different from how we live and how we feel, which I think is one reason we’ve had a lot of support and positive feedback off of this set of photos. It wasn’t about us being a same-sex couple, it was about being recognized as two people who care about each other… and who had a very talented photographer to capture that.”

Top 20+ BL Manhwa and Gay Webtoons: A Guide for ALL!

BL manhwa has always been one of the most popular genres in manhwa variety. As more inclination towards digital art has begun there are streams like webtoons and comics. There is, however, still lacking in the likes of gay webtoons and manhwa. Hence they continue to thrive. You might be looking for new styles that can be further discovered by you or simply giving this genre a try for the sake of knowledge. Don’t sweat it because we got your back with another Top 20+ list.

The long list of BL manhwa and gay webtoons become quite a tough thing to deal with when you know many similar plots are going on. Additionally, along with it comes the task of pinpointing the appropriate story from the vast variety present among BL manhwa and gay webtoons. That’s exactly where we come in to provide you with a guide to navigate your choices.

Top 20+ BL Manhwa and Gay Webtoons: A Guide for ALL!

7. My first love

This is a story about the first year of my relationship with the girl I love.

I suppose it starts back in July 2017. She was dating my best friend at the time, they were in a relationship for a few weeks and it ended on bad terms. While they were dating I had only seen her one time, I didn’t really say much to her as I am a very shy and socially awkward person. I think I managed to get a few hellos out but nothing more than that.

The next time I met her was on the 31st of October. To be honest I don’t really remember that night much since I was black out drunk for the majority of it. By that time things seemed to be ok between her and my friend and that’s how I started talking to her more.

In late November we were all talking in group chats, online I am a lot less awkward and am able to talk to other people, so this was a great way for me to start talking to her.

As I started to become more friendly with her I started to realise that she’s not how my best friend made her out to be at all.

We started to hang out more, and the more time I spent with her the closer I felt to her. There are quite a few people in our friends group, I couldn’t quite explain why. But I felt like I had some sort of bond with her, like I could connect with her in a way that I couldn’t with the other people. Usually I hate it when people hug me, but when she did it always felt warm and comforting.

Where our relationship progressed was on new years eve, I had one of my depressive episodes and ended up leaving all of the group chats I was in. At the time I just felt really lonely, as if I’m destined to never be happy.

She ended up private messaging me, asking what was wrong and why I was feeling like that. There’s only a few people that know how much of a shit show my childhood was, I felt comfortable with talking about it with her. And she seemed to have the perfect response to everything. After a while I felt a little better about myself and I will never forget some of the things that she said to me that night.

7. My first love

13 Gay Celebrity Couples Who Are Too Cute To Handle

They’re here, they’re queer and they’re cute AF. Can somebody tell me how gay-bashers still exist when there are couples and families as cute as the ones on this list? Prrrlease. These celebrity gay c

13 Gay Celebrity Couples Who Are Too Cute To Handle

My life is a gay love story.

Made a throwaway because I’m not out to anyone, but I wanted to tell someone this because I’m happy!

I’ve been friends with this guy for years. I’m a second year graduate student and we met freshman year in undergrad. I met him in the dining hall because I dropped my cup of water and he helped me clean up the mess. We were both bumbling freshmen desperate for friends, so that’s how we met. Our connection wasn’t fast. We hung out a few times freshman year, but he was always an acquaintance and nothing more.

Sophomore year, I studied abroad in Germany so I did not see him at all, save for the sparse Facebook messages.

Junior year, once I returned, we began to hang out more frequently. We had the same major and were in almost all of the same classes together. Most of my own friends were studying abroad at this point, and he didn’t have a lot of close friends (he was in a fraternity–so he had a LOT of people in his circle, but none that he really „connected“ with, I guess). It was at this point that I was coming to terms with my sexuality; I knew that I was gay, but it just wasn’t something I was ready to tell my family yet (however, my friends all knew and it was cool). The guy, my friend, asked me when he saw a shirtless poster of Idris Elba hanging in my room. I told him, nonchalantly, that I was gay. He was cool with it. I think his exact words were, „Cool. That’s awesome.“ And that was that.

Before winter break of junior year, I had a party at my apartment. I invited the Guy (I’m gonna call him that) over. I was drunk off my ass, so I was feeling happy (and honest) and I told the Guy that he was incredibly attractive and I valued our new close friendship. He told me (he was also drunk) that he was bisexual and thought I was cute as well. The next morning, once we both were sober, we discussed what happened. The Guy told me that it was true that he was bi. Great. But there was an awkward tension between us after that.

A few months later, he was dating a girl from our class and I was setting up to study abroad again in Germany for a semester (spring and half of summer). The week before I was supposed to leave, the Guy told me–in the library bathroom of all places–that he had feelings for me.

I didn’t know what to say to this, so I just told him that I didn’t feel the same way (at that point, I didn’t). He was upset by this. I left for Germany and we stopped all communication.

I returned in late summer. As I was moving into my new apartment, I realized that the Guy lived right across the street from me in a neighboring complex. He came over one night when he saw me on my balcony. He apologized, we talked about everything. Things got heated… and then we ended up having sex.

After that, we were inseparable. We kind of made up for lost time. For a year (through senior year) he was the love of my life. He was a beautiful, amazing man that cooked me breakfast and my balcony window faced his bedroom window across the street. So we would try and send each other messages (via that stupid-ass Taylor Swift video circa 2007???). It was fun. He was fun.

But after graduation, we got jobs in different spheres of the country. I went to Boston and he went to Denver. The hardest thing I had to do was end it with him. We tried to find ways to see each other, but it wasn’t feasible; we were going to be poor graduate students. We couldn’t afford plane tickets. We didn’t have the time for constant Skyping/Facetiming. It was more of my decision to let him go, and he grudgingly agreed.

For a year, I got to have an amazing love. And that was enough for me.

My friends all knew we were a thing. His life was more secretive, but we had an amazing, free life for one year.

While in grad school, the first year we fell out of touch again. It was silence as we both fell into work. It wasn’t until this past summer, in June, that he sent me a text asking me in what area of Boston I lived in. No warning, no „Hi, how are you?“ text. Just a straight up, „Where do you live?“

I told him. He said he was going to send me a gift.

He’s asleep in my bed right now. It’s 5am and I’m so happy.

WOOOOOOO!!! This feels good to finally say. I’m so fucking gay, you guys.

I laughed pretty hard at that haha good for you though!

When I came out, I was 14. I made friends with a bunch of gay people at school, but no one I was attracted to and gay.

A couple months after I turned 15, I was talking to a girl I was meh with in the lunch line. In an effort to irritate her, I was teasing the girl she was hanging out with. The girl then looked at the meh girl and said, „Can you please get this girl the fuck away from me?“ From that moment, I was in love.

I thought she was straight, but I figured being friends couldn’t hurt. She was talking to this guy but it didn’t pan out and she started talking to a girl in our group, and that’s when I found out she was bi. The girl broke her heart and I was there as a friend desperate for a chance the entire way.

The fall that I turned 16, I told her I had feelings for her, and two months later she finally said she felt the same but was afraid of ruining our friendship. Three days later, she finally agreed to date me. I figured it would be a rebound relationship and we’d last a few months tops.

December 10th will be our first wedding anniversary. We will have been together exactly 5 years and 2 months. I love this woman with every fiber of my being. I am so happy that I got longer with her than most people do with their spouses.

OH MY GOD! This is incredible! If I had money, I’d give you gold! SOMEONE GIVE HER GOLD!

I’m so happy for you and your wife. This is amazing. You are amazing. Your life is amazing.

when he saw a shirtless poster of Idris Elba hanging in my room.

lol, congrats on your love! Do you plan on telling your family?

WOOOOOOO!!! This feels good to finally say. I’m so fucking gay, you guys.

This last line made me spit out coffee like I was in a 90s sitcom.

so cute 🙂 hope you guys can keep seeing each other!

This is the happiest thing I’ve read in a long time!

Holy shit, this lightened up my day! I’m really happy for you! And in the words of Manyard James Keenan: „Remember this feeling! Go out and do something good with it!“

I’m straight and I’d rock a shirtless Idris Elba poster in my room. That man is gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing your story! It’s really beautiful and made me smile when I really needed it.

My life is a gay love story.

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[Fujoshi Friday] Top 10 Boys Love Anime [Updated Best Recommendations]

Boys love, also known as “shounen-ai” or “yaoi” or “sexy gay anime boys being sexy and gay” (okay, maybe not that last one), is a niche genre that’s seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. The plots tend to focus on the growing love between two beautiful young men and cater towards a largely female audience. Boys love manga were too obscure and taboo to get more than a handful of anime adaptations in the old days, but now we’ve got plenty to choose from!

So today, we’re going to count down the top 10 boys love anime, both old and new. From wacky comedies to serious mafia dramas, and from fantastical adventures to quiet slice of life tales, there’s bound to be an anime in here for you. So put on your fujoshi goggles and let’s dive right in!

8. No. 6

Ooo cool, a sci-fi boys love anime! If you love dystopian young adult fiction but wish there was a little more gay in it, this could be the series for you. No. 6 is a light novel adaptation set in the titular perfect city that’s blocked off from the post-apocalyptic wasteland surrounding it. It follows Nezumi, a fugitive from outside the walls, and Shion, a boy who protected him long ago and was booted out of the upper class because of his actions. Together, they explore the city’s hidden underbelly and uncover what’s really going on in No. 6.

This anime is well worth watching just for its 1984-esque social commentary, but the romance between Shion and Nezumi is the icing on the cake. Their upbringings and personalities couldn’t be more different, and yet they bring out the best in each other over the course of their adventure. For a dramatic sci-fi yarn with just the right amount of boys love and fujoshi fanservice, give No. 6 a shot.

3. Yuri!!! on Ice

Perhaps the most mainstream and popular of all boys love anime these days is Yuri on Ice – the 2016 ice skating show that actually had the balls to confirm a gay male relationship between the two main characters. It’s a fairly standard sports anime otherwise, but the adorable and realistically structured romance between Yuuri and Victor is definitely the highlight of the show.

Yuri on Ice avoids the common boys love trope of obvious seme and uke roles by having Yuuri and Victor be close in age, blurring their teacher/student relationship with moments of genuine friendship, and making Victor more flamboyant and girlish than Yuuri while still retaining his manliness. Plus, each of them has heartfelt reactions to scenes like the kiss on the ice and Yuuri telling Victor to quit being his coach, further cementing them as real human beings with their own lives and feelings who desperately want to spend their lives with each other. For those of us who’ve been waiting decades for a realistic gay relationship in anime, Yuri on Ice is here to please.

5 Adorable Comics About Gay Couple’s Everyday Life

Love is a beautiful thing, and it’s even more amazing when portrayed in a natural, sweet way like in these relationship comics.

Meet Robin, 17, and Julien, 19 – two young men who are about to conquer your hearts. The gay couple has probably the cutest and most loving relationship that is represented in pastel comics created by Wonsun Jin from Australia.

The author explains that the story of this cute gay couple is purely fiction, but that doesn’t change its beauty.

The two main characters have different personalities that complement each other. Robin is more of a stay-at-home type of guy who loves pizza, video games and tv, while Julien is an outgoing, spontaneous man with love for sports. Together, these boys create a story of love and understanding through funny yet cute daily situations depicted in this gay cartoon.

Bellow, you can find some of the gay comics about this adorable couple. Which one is your favorite? Let us know.

Basic…I wonder who my children are gonna call „mom“ in most gay couples i know they found a solution to this by saying „dad Robin“ or stuff like that…I even have one that for a few months practiced the „dad 1“ and „dad 2“, the child would be the one to elect dad 1 every week xD

Waking him up like that is mean but so cute at the same someone would wake me up like that every morning….

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ladies and is the gay agenda. being too damn cute and wanting to be happy.

Nah. It’s just one of those „my relationship with my loved one“ thingy in a row of a few such series circulating recently. Besides that, these two guys don’t seem happy in all of them.

Homo, hetero, whatever…. Cheese is cheese. I upvoted the list anyway, though. ♥

The relationship between the two is same no matter what gender they are, the difference is the way we see it… The way people around them see. If people were more accepting, then there wouldn’t be any difference between homo and hetero relations

ladies and is the gay agenda. being too damn cute and wanting to be happy.

Nah. It’s just one of those „my relationship with my loved one“ thingy in a row of a few such series circulating recently. Besides that, these two guys don’t seem happy in all of them.

Homo, hetero, whatever…. Cheese is cheese. I upvoted the list anyway, though. ♥

The relationship between the two is same no matter what gender they are, the difference is the way we see it… The way people around them see. If people were more accepting, then there wouldn’t be any difference between homo and hetero relations

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1. The damsel in zero distress.

„On the Metro ride home one night, I made eye contact with a gorgeous young woman on the platform. I went back to my phone and didn’t think much of it, but she came and sat next to me. Nervous, I didn’t say anything. After several stops, she asked if the train was going to a certain stop. I gave her a quick, ‚Yeah, the sign is over there,‘ trying to avoid being the creepy passenger that’s more interested in the person than providing directions. She was persistent and kept asking questions. I gave her my business card before I got off the train and she pointed out that my cell phone number wasn’t on it. We went out the next night and had a great conversation. We’ve been dating ever since.

P.S. A few days later, she admitted she knew *exactly* where she was going that day.“

5. The radio interview that became a date.

„It was the early 00’s and I was a blogger, like all twenty-something women. I had a fairly popular/humorous blog about dating in my hometown. The local paper did a full article on me with a big photo. Later that day, I got an email from some radio DJ inviting me on his show for an interview. I didn’t listen to that station and I had no idea who he was, but my mom said, ‚Go for it! It could be fun!‘ I met him the following week for the on-air interview. We were engaged eight months later and will be married 10 years in October, and have three children. I would have missed out on my whole life if I skipped that interview!“

12. The non-pet friendly hotel.

„I had just moved to town and my apartment wasn’t ready yet, so I had to stay in a hotel. The hotel had a strange rooming system. I was in 4B — the clerk said the door would be cracked open because the cleaning crew had just finished. I reached a cracked door and assumed it was mine, so I opened it. There was a man standing there with a dog in a non pet-friendly hotel. He just looked at me and said, ‚Please do not tell on me! My house is being fumigated and this was the best hotel I could afford!‘ I just laughed and said, ‚Dude, chill. I just moved here, my dogs in the car, I intend on sneaking her in too. Your dog is cute as hell.‘

We ended up really hitting it off, as did our dogs. He went home the next day, but we exchanged numbers. On my second-to-last day at the hotel, somebody called in about my dog. They let me stay, but said my dog had to go. He offered us both a place to crash, which I said was too weird, but I let my dog stay. We ended up dating and are still together.“

Not in the mood for another sad, gay movie?

There are a lot of important gay movies that don’t have the happiest endings for gay characters, especially when those movies try to tackle important topics like homophobia or the HIV/AIDS crisis. Still, it can feel a little depressing when you keep seeing the same Bury Your Gays trope played out over and over again. It’s also important to see happy reflections of gay life in media. If you’re just in the movie for a fun film with a happily ever after ending, check out these 11 movies!

7) Latter Days

Latter Days is full of ridiculous rom-com tropes, but this movie about a gay party boy and his closeted Mormon missionary neighbor falling in love is fun to watch. While there’s definitely some heartbreak, the movie ultimately has an uplifting ending. 

8) Touch of Pink

Sometimes you just need some good romantic comedy fluff. Touch of Pink never takes itself too seriously (see: Kyle MacLachlan playing the ghost of Cary Grant), which makes it a fun, endearing film. Alim movies to London to get away from his conservative family. When he comes out to his mother and faces problems with his boyfriend Giles the ghost of Cary Grant gives him advice that often seems to do more harm than good. 

10) Big Eden

This 2000 romantic comedy follows Henry Hart, a New York City artist who returns to his rural hometown in Montana to take care of his grandfather. The townsfolk welcome Henry back and are accepting of his sexuality. Henry has to confront his unresolved feelings for his high school friend Dean Stewart, but he’s oblivious to the feelings of Pike Dexter, the Native American owner of the town’s general store. While films about rural gay life often focus on hardships, Big Eden is unique. The entire film is devoid of homophobia. 

11) Love, Simon

The groundbreaking 2018 film (based off of Becky Albertalli’s young adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) follows the story of typical, suburban high school senior Simon Spier as he tries to navigate life after being blackmailed and threatened with outing by one of his classmates while also trying to figure out the identity of his anonymous, romantic, online pen pal named Blue.

Although there are serious themes and instances of casual homophobia throughout the movie, like most teen rom-coms, the ending is really sweet and gives the audience a feeling of hope for the titular character and his life as a newly-out, gay man.

20+ BL Manhwa and Gay Webtoons

The list to top 20+ BL manhwa and gay webtoons includes all the varieties of this theme so that you can pick the best one for yourself.

NOTE: Some titles deal with dark themes and explicit content. Viewer’s Discretion Advised.

21. Painter of the Night

Painter of the Night is the latest addition to the list of BL Manhwa and Gay Webtoons. Currently, it is one of the most popular webtoons, and its beautiful art making it more popular day by day. It is a story of a young painter and kyum is a young painter who has skills to draw erotic images of men. After publishing a few collections under a pseudonym, he decides to quit such painting. Seungho is a young nobleman, who lustfully enjoys Na kyum’s painting, and now want him to be his private painter. However, the passing days changes their employee-employer relationship.

19. Innocent Sin

An innocent sin is a BL Manhwa where the main couple isn’t gay, but it still represents enough for boy love. All the characters are deeply written and presented. It has a very engaging story, artwork, and narration. Not to forget this webcomic contains heavy smut, yaoi, torture, ecchi, and mature stuff. Also, romance, relationships, and arts are the major part of this series.

The story starts when Nayeon and Noah accidentally met on the last train of the day. Nayeon was enjoying herself, considering she is alone. She then saw a reflection from the train’s window of a mystery man (Noah), who is on the same train. This man approaches her and offers his business card. She developed an interest in this man, and to see this handsome stranger once again, she takes his offer and arrives at a place called Peach Puff. The place Peach Puff was very bizarre. There she meets strangers, who all change her life.

15. Life Outside the Circle

Setup on the lives of two men who are living in the Finnish countryside. Even though throughout there were a lot of hardships and crisis the couple had to deal with it but, the story never got near the unnecessary drama. Hence, keeping it simple and heart-warming. The art style is a good mix of natural and bright pastel colors totally in sync with the webtoon. The webtoon nowhere fails to show how homophobic people are in our society. This webtoon powerfully portrays commitment and love toward family in general. The main story revolves around a bisexual father Juha, his daughter, and his lover Sami.

This gay webtoon perfectly portrays how it is like to be in a gay relationship and be a single father in a small and conservative village. The opening up and coming out part was extremely realistic. This story also focuses on the positive relationships that most BL manhwa fails to show. There were a few loopholes. One being the disappearance of a character who could have a very important role apart from that it has a well-focused storytelling.  A must read out of gay webtoons for a sweet romantic love story.

14. My Dictator Boyfriend

From comic gene here comes this webtoon which deals with gay pride at its base. Immanuel is the new leader well dictator in an actual sense of his nation. He directly inherited from his dad and apparently, his dad does not have many expectations from him. Immanuel gets his bodyguard Jean Jacques after some twisted events and is swayed by him. This gay comic follows the daily lives of this fiction world where cheese and ham are the topics of conflict. Immanuel is a pure guy down to his heart and it won’t take long for him and Jean Jacques to get together. The following plot though becomes even more interesting.

The comic in the starting might seem like it lacks references but after the first five chapters, things will start catching up. It does not have very serious vibes yet it successfully portrays a well-planned plot and even shoot you with feels once in a while. The art is subtle and good. Filled with excessive mustard usage over every dish like you will find this webtoon extremely satisfying. It includes no explicit scene as in general. Though you might feel that the artist loves to doodle butts as the chapters forward. Containing short chapters and characters of big heart this gay webtoon sure deserves a check.

13. The Croaking

What about a world with bird people? That’s exactly what The Croaking provides you with. Opposite to how usually BL manhwa and gay webtoons only focus on the romance between the main pair this webtoon has a very solid plotline apart from the character’s sexual preferences. Thank Icarus for this wonderful webtoon for existing (You know what I did there: Reference from the webtoon itself). The world does not have any loopholes. The setting is perfect for the story. This webtoon is in the story build-up stage yet is doing a great job in gripping control over the audience. Scra is a crow who just joined the most prestigious military academy named The Roost, unlike how it has ever happened in that world and he deals with lots of background secrets.

The chapters start with Scra and Ky, an osprey bonding in a heart-warming way. All of it suddenly disappear as Scra stopped visiting. Then we get introduced to The Roost facility where Ky and Scra are roommates. Things are not as peaceful as they seem so and it takes patience seeing Scra avoiding Ky with all his might. The main trio Scra, Ky and Ree need to get together to follow the leads of all the mysteries following their world. In case you are looking for a plot-driven story with strong and descriptive characters, this is the one gay comic you should pick. However, if you are looking for some action amongst the character than you might be a little disappointed. But Hey! A good distraction from the ordinary in any case.

12. Check, Please!

It is a really cute story about a boy named Eric Bittle, AKA Bitty who moves out of his southern home to go to college in the north. He is in the ice hockey team. Even though he is good at ice skating he lacks techniques when it comes to hockey along with ice. This story deals with a lot of heart-warming themes whilst still keeping the whole plot solidified and centered towards the things one should notice. When the story starts he is not out as a gay person. The character is so much more than charming and relatable. The names in the comic are otherworldly and hilarious, from Ransom to Shitty. The character growth is scattered throughout and is lovable.

The art style is very cute and there is also a hard copy version present of this gay webtoon. Even if it qualifies under the gay comics tag it talks about heterosexual relationships. Unlike usual gay webtoons, we see this one focuses more on other things rather than just the romance lining of the storyline. The inclination of the story is towards the western community though I promise you won’t enjoy it any less. A good revamp from the conventional gay comic we usually find. It acquired a lesser position because it is not exactly BL manhwa but IT IS WORTH EVERY SECOND!

10. It’s Not Love

A light-heated BL manhwa filled with comedy moments. It kick-starts with the main characters, Ganghyuk Choi and Joowon Kim going on with a one-night stand. They decide to keep it purely physical as both feel nothing towards each other. Though, where is the spice without emotions?

Both start having feelings for each other but no one wants to acknowledge them. Leading to many comedy moments. As the feelings gradually deepen things get a bit hard for both because they have to face their emotions to get together. The story talks about a 30-year-old man who falls in love for the very first time. The gradual process of dealing with their feelings is shown with a proper touch of simple and neat art style. This gay webtoon is a good option for first-time readers who do not want to explore the dark side of BL manhwa just yet.

09. Castle Swimmer

This webtoon deals with the purer aspect of gay webtoons and comics. The art style is descriptive and simple with not too much background dominance. It portrays the sea world where all the fish-people varieties have prophecies that will help them grow to success in one way or another. In the middle of all the prophecies, an important aspect is the Beacon, Kappa, a fish with shining scales. He is tied by all the prophecies. Since his birth, Kappa has been working ahead to fulfill them.

He enters the shark’s dungeon and is held captive. Their prophecy tells them to kill kappa so that they can escape the curse which causes frequent causalities. The shark prince is Siren (Yep! I find the name ironic). Siren must kill Kappa to fulfill the prophecy. The moment Siren sees him he gets entranced by his beauty. He must look for other ways to save kappa. With conspiracy going on from other clans and soft blushes throughout, it is a beautiful plot. This story will be a beautiful first time read for someone who is exploring gay webtoons and comics.

08. H&H Roman Company

It’s a short BL manhwa that knows how to deal with the explicit content with cuteness. Yeah! Go ahead and fall in love with this. Ginger is the main character in this romance, fantasy gay webtoon. The story is super interesting and comes as it goes with not much plot deepening. Heaven and Hell Roman Company is a company made by God to stop unemployment problems in heaven and hell. Humans are continuously developing and they no longer need the help of any of those two. Ginger is a shy boy who deals with bullying because he is an angel-demon hybrid. I still don’t know what’s wrong with people accepting. He only has one friend Rum; whom he is in love with. The point is for Ginger to confess his feelings and having the fear of losing his only friend.

The story is cute and has many side characters whose lives are as interesting as the main couple’s. bingo! Two gay couples. The sweetness of this whole comic especially lies in the art style and plotting which is beautifully done. It is a must-read. The explicit scenes are also very graceful and do not give you Ew moments so you might want to check it out.

06. The Baker On the First Floor

Sun Hwa is a BL comic artist and a hikikomori, someone who avoids social contact. One day as Sun Hwa steps out of his apartment due to his inescapable need for food he bumps into someone handsome and the stranger gets to know that he makes comics. Later Sun Hwa gets to know that the stranger is the baker who lives just down the floor, Moon Gong Ha. They both one day get drunk and end up having sex due to many leading incidents.

Later Gong Ha moves in with Sun Hwa due to certain reasons. Gong Ha’s story is simultaneously revealed and the plot grows deeper. Some secrets are gradually revealed with good usage of side characters in the story. The story sometimes might give you a bit of a whirlwind of feels at times. This gay manhwa does deal with certain deep themes and one can read it knowing for sure that it will be once in a lifetime type of reading.

05. Make Me Bark

This is a master-servant plotting taking absurd and comic turns. That doesn’t change the fact that it is one of the must-reads. Sungjoon lives in a cheap place that catches fire one day and that’s how the plot starts. He is homeless with apparently already enough difficulty in going through the expenses of living.

Being a part-timer and lacking time for almost everything he realizes he doesn’t even know anyone in the city who can help him. There is however one person, Lee Hyo-in a rich boy from school who is looking for a dog, cough – I mean roommate –  cough –  maybe. Sungjoon being Sungjoon and desperately take up this opportunity to survive. Then nothing is the same again. It is hilarious watching Sungjoon going through all the ups and downs when he simply wants to run away. Slowly feelings develop and things turn romantic. This is a cute and sweet gay comic – webtoon.

04. Blood Bank

Almost all lists are usually incomplete without talking about a single title involving vampires and humans. The exclusive title in the list of BL manhwa and gay webtoons is Blood Bank. Well, the vampire is the supreme race in this BL manhwa too(eye-wink). Shell is the son of a Blood Bank Lord and takes interest in a human banker named One. Blood banks are places where humans give love and a banker is a human who gives his blood to the bank.

After a bit of warming up of the plot, revolving around forbidden love things gets serious. The manhwa also works on new themes subsequently and the story becomes dark. The character development is quite on point especially that of One who first used to utterly hate Shell. The relationship between Shell and One also has some quirks which will be better if you check them out by yourself. As a whole, it is a good BL manhwa. It has both the dark and light side entailed in it. Making it a unique title and a part of Top 5 BL manhwa and gay webtoons.

03. Window to Window

A very sweet romance story of Ginu and Yubin. They are childhood friends who live in different buildings but adjacent apartments where they can communicate through the windows. The key feature and essence causing the name of this manhwa to form. Yubin is in love with Ginu since forever and Ginu is oblivious to all this. It gives a ride to a good cliché comedy concept of getting flustered without the other one knowing why. As the shell is supposed to be broken; one-day Ginu sees Yubin doing something not so innocent through his window. This causes Ginu to get curious and thus the story moves further. This BL manhwa is a sweet addition to BL manhwa and gay webtoons present in the list.

02. Wolf in The House

What better to fight the break-up blues from a decade long relationship other than having a new pet friend with you and continuing? Surely, that sounds perfect but for Minsuk, the protagonist of this story it gets to a little roller coaster ride. Minsuk ends the torment he has been facing in his 10 years old relationship by ending it. He decides to take in Bexan a Siberian husky as his pet friend. Though, Bexan is no ordinary dog. Every night Bexan turns into a human being. Minsuk gets to know about Bexan’s truth and he is casually drawn to him. The story is far from your usual plot theme that BL manhwa and gay webtoons promise. Humour, plot, characters, there is a lack of absolutely nothing in this BL manhwa.

Final Thoughts

Even though boys love is a genre that has its own tropes and expectations, the range of stories it can tell is amazingly wide. By incorporating a gay male romance into other genres like sci-fi, spy intrigue, or sports, we can come up with all kinds of new tales to tell. Here’s hoping that the coming years bring us even more outstanding boys love for us to fawn over!

Did you agree with our list? What are your favorite boys love anime? Be sure to let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!

After the hard-hitting East Coast lifestyle hit me a bit too hard, I started pursuing my passion as a writer in my cozy home state of Ohio. Aside from that, I spend my time cooking, cosplaying, collecting anime merch, and being an improv comedy actor. I also love sneaking alliterations and stupid puns into my writing, so be on the lookout for them! ?

In anime, there are different genres of stories following relationships between men. There are shows where you totally lose control and fantasize about the characters being in yaoi relationships, and then there are the official Boy’s Love anime, where you don’t have to feel guilty and where the guys are clearly fond of each other.

Of course, each BL anime is different and there are a lot of genres covered, so that everyone (especially the fujoshi that we are) can enjoy a great relationship between men with a lot of cuteness and/or drama aspects.

So, take a deep breath, prepare your ovaries and let’s see which are the best BL anime that you could watch!

Based in the world of „Love, Simon,“ the series improves on its movie origins by centering characters of color and a loving family.

It’s an uncomfortable but inevitable truth of the LGBTQ civil rights movement that white gay men have always come first, even as others were doing the work. From being the face of same sex marriage to most screen representations, cute white boys are always the first to the table. So when “Love, Simon” premiered in 2018, becoming the first major Hollywood movie to center a gay teen coming out, it made sense that it was cutie pie Nick Robinson who got the part. While he was extremely charming in the role, Robinson is smart to take a backseat as executive producer on “Love, Victor,” the adorable Hulu series based in the same universe as “Love, Simon.”

Based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 young adult novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” “Love, Simon” follows a closeted high schooler’s secret email romance with a mystery classmate. It’s a modern meet-cute — the two boys fall in love over flirty emails about coming out, before doing it together with a dramatic kiss on the ferris wheel in front of the whole school. “Love, Victor” employs the same letter-writing voiceover, but with new student Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino) seeking a college-aged Simon’s advice over Instagram DMs. Victor and his family have moved somewhat suddenly to Atlanta from Texas, for reasons Victor and his siblings don’t yet know.

You don’t have to be a young adult to love young adult fiction.

Whether you’re the age of a young adult fiction protagonist, or well past your high school years, these novels about gay characters will draw you in and keep you turning the pages.

So here are 10 of the best gay YA novels you’ll love no matter what! 

1) True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

James fits into his small Vermont town. He’s a star athlete, a decent student, and boyfriend to Theresa. But James has been filling his desk drawers with letters to everyone in his life—letters he doesn’t want to send. In the letters he tells the truth: it isn’t Theresa who lingers in his thoughts. It’s a boy. 

4) Draw the Line by Laurent Linn

Draw the Line is a graphic novel that follows Adrian. Adrian is good at blending into the background. He’s a sci-fi geek, a talented artist, and gay—which aren’t traits he wants to highlight in his Texas high school. Instead, he expresses himself through his own secret superhero world and his character Graphite. When a hate crime flips Adrian’s world upside down, Adrian has to decide what kind of person he wants to be, and what he’s willing to stand up for. 

5) You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

Two of LGBT YA fiction’s biggest authors teamed up for this story where a gay guy and lesbian girl are given equal weight. Mark’s in love with his best friend, and Katie has just bailed on the chance to meet the girl she’s fallen for from a distance. The two classmates who were once strangers come together to work through their love lives. 

6) We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

We Are the Ants tells the story of Henry, a boy with the power to save the world—but who isn’t quite sure if he wants to. Henry’s family is falling apart, his boyfriend is dead, and aliens have placed the weight of the world on his shoulders. When he meets Diego Vega, an artist with a secret past, he decides the world might just be worth saving after all. But first, he has to save himself.

9) A Safe Place With You by César L. Baquerizo

In Ecuador, the Grow And Live Normally clinic treats homosexuality as an addiction. The book, inspired by true events, follows Tomás Díaz as he tries to survive the clinic and an era of ignorance and hatred with his newfound friends. 

10) Tagged Out by Joyce Grant

When all-star player Jock joins the inner-city Toronto Blues baseball team, it looks like they may be able to turn the lousy season around. But when a rival rich kid team, the Pirates, finds out Jock is gay, they ambush Jock and Nash, and Nash has to decide if he’s willing to stand by his teammate.

8. Online Romance Outside of OKCupid

„We met online, but not online dating or any means of hooking up.

It started out slowly, from talking to one another in the main chatroom to sending private chat messages whenever we saw each other online. It wasn’t until we exchanged Skype information that we started talking daily, and not just one or two messages a day, but for hours on end.

While we’ve yet to meet face-to-face, we video chat with each other and send frequent video messages as well as continue to chat daily — and though it might be an unusual story, it’s ours.“

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Victor is already questioning his sexuality from the first episode, hence his correspondence with Simon, which remains strictly platonic. However, as Victor writes Simon, his Colombian-American family is different than Simon’s. The first episode ends with Victor’s very on the nose reminder: “My story is nothing like yours.” And he’s right, it’s way cuter. Primarily because of the Salazar family — undoubtedly the show’s strongest selling point even if it is suspiciously short on cultural details. (We learn Victor’s grandparents are from Colombia very briefly in the fifth episode.)

There’s Victor’s mom Isabel (“Ugly Betty” royalty Ana Ortiz), old-fashioned but loving dad Armando (James Martinez), moody goth sister Pilar (Isabella Ferreira), and aspiring clown little brother Adrian (Mateo Fernandez). As Victor looks to his parents to emulate loving partnership, they are busy navigating gender roles and past infidelities, which the show handles with relative maturity. Though his dad makes gay jokes and seems a little too excited abut his new girlfriend, it’s clear that the Salazars will always, ahem, “Love, Victor.”

Yes, you heard that right — girlfriend. Victor’s circuitous path to self actualization is a somewhat tiring distraction from the real meat of the story, but all is forgiven thanks to the exceedingly charming Rachel Hilson. The “This Is Us” actress plays Mia Brooks, the prettiest girl at school who wisely sets her sights on cutie Victor. She’s boosted by the comic relief of status-obsessed Lake (a very funny Bebe Wood, who is reminiscent of a young Mae Whitman). Adorably earnest Victor has his own funnyman, Felix (Anthony Turpel, dead ringer for “Riverdale” star Cole Sprouse). In addition to having the funniest lines and being surprisingly self-aware for teenagers, what’s exciting about these secondary characters is that — for once — white people are the sidekicks. (Though Lake and Felix do get ample screen time for their star-crossed romance, which is also exceedingly cute.)

Though Victor convinces himself he likes Mia, he’s really set his sites on shaggy-haired barista Benji (George Sear), the school’s resident hottie who just so happens to be out and proud. He’s so out and proud, in fact, he has a boyfriend. When Victor gets a job at the coffee shop to make a little extra cash, he’s in for late night dancing and frothy latte lessons from Benji, who sweeps his hands seductively through his luscious locks every chance he gets. The show takes its sweet time for anything to happen between the two boys, but Victor’s plentiful swooning over Benji ensures that “Love, Victor” never loses sight of its gay heart.

It wouldn’t be a teen romance without a little cheese, and “Love, Victor” has that in spades. The show is laughably tame, especially in a TV landscape that includes “Sex Education” and “Euphoria,” two shows that feature radically progressive depictions of teenage sexuality. It will probably play better with older kids than actual teenagers, but a fair amount of adults will enjoy escaping into its sweet candy-coated fluff. The episodic format works better for this PG tone, anyway. “Love, Simon” may have been first, but if “Love, Victor” is any indication, it won’t be the last.

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