Cllr Karl Love out campaigning for election on the Isle of Wight.

Out on an island

Councillor Karl Love (Ind) is Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health at Isle of Wight Council and a contributor to ‘Out on an island’,   book and podcast recording the oral histories of local LGBTQ+ folk.

An elderly couple laughing

Living our lives out

A couple of years ago, I heard a story about an older lesbian who had to move into a sheltered housing scheme – and who had started dating men to fit in.