A message for the Love Island boys: Women who kiss women are not your porn
Love Island bosses branded LGBTQ+ people a ‘logistical difficulty’, suggesting a series with queer couples would not be possible. Sadly, watching the contestants this year isn’t giving me much hope that overall attitudes towards lesbian relationships are changing,either. From what I’ve seen so far, it seems that the boys in the villa in this series are also incapable of wrapping their heads around female-female relationships.During the first episode on Monday, when the islanders were playing a game and getting to know each other, Amber was asked to deliver a chat-up line to the girl she fancied the most, before a visibly shocked Luca quickly told her she ‘can’t do that.’Of course, she could, and the realisation seemed to hit him like a tonne of bricks when it registered that she didn’t only have to be attracted to him.It didn’t stop there as, in the following episode, Paige revealed that she had kissed 10 girls in one night – good for her!However, once alone, the boys couldn’t wait to gossip in disbelief that, not only might she have had more action than them on a night out, but that it wasn’t with a man.The most soul-shattering comment though, came when Luca said Paige should ‘send the pictures’.Women-loving-women are not your porn – women can kiss and fancy other women without seeking gratification from straight menI would like to say two things to this year’s boys. Firstly, bisexuality exists and you don’t need to be involved somehow.