When Donkey Kong was first released July 9, 1981, Nintendo probably had no idea that protagonist Mario would become a lasting cultural icon that is still going strong more than three decades later! Of course, there is an extraordinary amount of Mario fan art on the internet. But the other day while nerding out searching for cool Mario illustrations online, we noticed a piece of gay Mario fan art...then another...then another. We decided we had to dig deeper. So, after spending hours online giggling, here's our favorite gay themed Mario fan art from the interwebs!