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These Photos Of Global Gay Romance Will Make You Swoon

New York-based photographer and visual artist Braden Summers traveled to four continents and six countries to create this stunning collection of global gay love.

The All Love Is Equal project shows iconic romance through a same-sex lens in these breathtaking cinematic photos.

“A large driving force behind creating this series was actually less about affecting the gay community directly, and more about giving the general population a way to relate to gay imagery which is devoid of sex, victimization, or banality – themes that might usually prevent some folks from connecting,” writes Summers. “The photographs are not documentations, they are dreamy illustrations of what open expressions of love in different cultures could look like in the future, more accepting time.”

Target audience or not, we still can’t get enough of this.

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25 Comments

  • Respect4all

    WOW! Beautiful. And nice to see so many women included. But where did they find all these gorgeous people? It looks like a fashion magazine.

  • MK Ultra

    Stunning and touching!

  • northwest

    Gorgeous couples, lovely locales. Great pics.

  • MikeE

    Absolutely beautiful pictures, and I agree that it is a pleasure to see so many women represented in such a beautiful light.

    But I don’t think the word “worldly” has quite the meaning you think it does.

  • robirob

    Great PC desktop wallpaper material. Thank you Queerty for sharing.

  • Kangol

    I love these, and am so glad to see so many women pictured as well. They look very staged, but so what, they’re still beautiful.

    (The one of the two men in Zulu gear–I think, please correct me–crossing the pond is my favorite.)

  • NateOcean

    What is that leopard doing in the background there? Are these pics photoshopped or just posed?

  • cooldudesea

    I love this photo series…beautiful and love affirming…

  • MikeE

    @NateOcean: It’s a cheetah, and I’m pretty sure these are all VERY carefully posed.. which doesn’t detract from their beauty, does it?

  • JennyFromdabloc

    Beautiful pics, well framed & shot. Love is universal. Having that said, interesting to see LGBT outlets now go to great lengths to not include regular white guys in articles anymore. Zulus, Hindus, and cheetahs (oh my!) but no blond guys. Just an observation.

  • SOCALBOY122162

    Gorgeous images. It just goes to show that “SAME LOVE” is international no matter what side of the globe or culture.

  • Daniel-Reader

    Spectacular and timeless.

  • MikeE

    @JennyFromdabloc: “blond” does not equate with “regular white guys”. I see a bunch of regular Caucasian men in these photos. however, since the pictures are from all over the world, isn’t it sort of normal for them to also show people from the various ethnicities that exist around that very world?

  • tohe

    Where attractive people unavailable for this photo shoot?

  • yaoming

    When it says these pictures “are not documentations”, I assume that means they’re just models posed in gay situations (in “typical national dress”).

  • MikeE

    @yaoming: it means that these are “art photography” and not “documentary photography”. These aren’t pics one would find in a National Geographic, but rather ones that could be found at an art gallery.

    People tend to forget that photography is also an art form.

  • Sebizzar

    Saw this on tumblr, put a big goofy smile on my face! :)

    It’s like somebody read my mind when I think of world peace.

  • Tackle

    Wow! These pics are beyond beautiful… And there is such beauty in diversity…

  • Mezaien

    Bravo, show the world the real HOMO nation. As a South African, HOMO I love the Africa, pic.

  • ncman

    are these models or real couples? It does make a difference.

  • ncman

    and, if they are models, are they at least gays and lesbians?

  • Mikah

    Gorgeous.

  • Niall

    The imagery is pretty, but seeing as most of these people are probably just models and it’s not like actual real moments of gay love captured, it kinda takes away from it a little for me. It’s no different from a beautiful A&F spread, pretty but not having much significance.

  • JoshRimer

    I really love these photos. So much so that I actually make an episode about it in my web series where I review stuff like this: http://youtu.be/sdWC0uGTD_E I really hope he continues to make more like them!

  • Respect4all

    @Respect4all:Dear Queerty: WTF is objectionable about my comment? Are you offended by the use of capital letters?

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