And I think too often with gay writing people look at it and think it's not universal. But when you look at it, at gay men writing love poems to one another, what's the difference? It's love, and isn't love a universal emotion? Whether it's articulated in gay terms or straight terms, both types of love are on equal footing.
(Quote from poet John Barton in "Let Me Be Your Ice," written by Raziel, located in Xtra!, October 4, 2012, #499, p. 13)