Love Island are looking for LGBTQ+ contestants

scandal 13/04/2021

Love Island is one of the most popular dating shows in recent years and it looks like season seven is going to be inclusive of LGBTQ+ contestants!

Producers confirmed that they are, "open to any applicant who is looking for love so long as they are over 18" and "accepting applications from both gay and straight singletons". The show is actually scouting on Tinder to help diversify its selection process.

The Love Island franchise has faced backlash in the past due to removing USA contestant Noah Purvis after discovering he had worked in gay porn. Another contestant in the UK Megan Barton-Hanson who is bisexual felt as if she had to get with guys due to societies “outdated perceptions” and didn’t feel comfortable coming out when she was on the show.

The show is aware of its past criticisms of lack of diversity through sexuality, gender and race and it looks like they are looking to improve in all areas.

It is great to see that Love Island is making the change to be more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community and we hope to see more inclusivity on the show in future. It looks like season seven is one that can’t be missed!