10 queer pop culture Valentine’s cards to woo your boo

Show your love, inspired by “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Bottoms” and “Saltburn”

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re sharing this day with a partner (or more than one!), with friends or you’re spending it alone, it’s hard to deny that love is in the air. But what about when you need to express that love to someone else? In 2024, a simple “I love you” isn’t good enough, nor is that dollar store card and bag of Hershey’s kisses. No, the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to filter your love through the long-lasting lens of very specific queer pop cultural references.

With that in mind, please enjoy 10 queer pop culture valentines to send to a cutie in your life. 

You’re the “Horny Freak #1” to my “Horny Freak #2”

Perfect for the cutie you’ve been eyeing up at your local lesbian fight club. 

I’d let you murder me on the dance floor

Bathtub not included. 

I feel the rush when I’m with you

Poppers not included. 

I’m feeling your goats, Valentine 

For the lover who Vivienne Westwood-inspires you.

Can I be your super graphic ultra modern girl?

Perfect for wooing that special someone before you ask if they like magic (’cause you’ve got a wand and a rabbit). 

Ur, like, really pretty

Follow it up with saying the limit does not exist when it comes to your love.

Let’s do dinner

Tell your lover that you’re ready to eat them (but not in that way … unless?)

You wear fine things well

Honestly, running away to be gay pirates together is the perfect Valentine’s fantasy. 

Are you the winner of Canada’s Drag Race Season 4? Because you’re my goddess of love


Start your engines, and may the best Valentine … win! 

You’re more than just Ken to me, Valentine

You are Kenough, Valentine!

Jordan Currie (she/her) is a writer and Xtra's Associate Editor, Audience Engagement. She has written for Xtra, Exclaim!, New Feeling, Wavelength Music and others.

Senior editor Mel Woods is an English-speaking Vancouver-based writer and audio producer and a former associate editor with HuffPost Canada. A proud prairie queer and ranch dressing expert, their work has also appeared in Vice, Slate, the Tyee, the CBC, the Globe and Mail and the Walrus.

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