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'Love Island' Bosses Want More Bisexal Representation in New Season

'Love Island' Bosses Want More Bisexal Representation in New Season

'Love Island' Bosses Want More Bisexal Representation in New Season

"This is the first year that finding contestants with more fluid sexuality has been part of the briefing."

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Is this the gay agenda?

Reality dating series Love Island could be seeing more bisexual representation in upcoming seasons!

According to a source in The Sun, Love Island UK's producers are seeking out LGBTQ+ contestants on the show to "boost diversity," aiming for about a 40 percent queer season. 

"Love Island has always been inclusive – the only criteria is that you’re over 18 and looking for love," said the source. "But this is the first year that finding contestants with more fluid sexuality has been part of the briefing. The casting team have been doing their best to tick that box as they whittle down the pool of contestants to the final numbers."

Though the series has been aggressively heterosexual in the past, there have been glimpses of queerness in various international seasons. In the U.S.'s first season, two female contestants expressed interest in each other but ultimately left that attraction by the wayside to fall in line with the set rules of the show. It'd be awesome if contestants could act on their attractions freely, without sticking to the rules of the show. 

"The advantage Love Island has over these shows is that the pairings are organic," the source said. "No one puts them together, they choose each other. So there is the potential for genuine same-sex relationships." 

Hopefully, it comes to fruition as we'd love to see more bisexual representation on dating shows. In 2019, MTV broke new ground with a 100% sexually fluid cast on Are You The One and it was recently announced that Australia's upcoming season of The Bachelorette has cast a bisexual lead, and her dates will be mixed gender.

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!