Watch: Lesbian couples share the first time they said I love you
From the first time holding hands in public, to the first time realising you were LGBT+, we all have a first time story.
First Times is a PinkNews series, with each episode dedicated to a different identity under the LGBT+ umbrella.
In the first episode, bisexual women shared their first times. The last episode saw YouTubers Rose and Rosie reveal the first time they had sex.
Now the series returns with a lesbian couple special.
From the moment they met, kissed and had an argument, three couples share their stories on camera.
In this episode, Maya and Lyra, Liz and Gaby, and Joanna and Spencer, open up about the first time they fell in love.
Gaby, 68, and Liz, 74, have been together for 33 years. Both activists, they recently got married and are both living with cancer.
Gaby revealed the moment they first met: “I remember it was deep winter 1984, just before Christmas, there was snow and you were dressed in sort of moon boots.”
“You were wearing that terrible woolly hat,” Liz added. “That you eventually lost, thank goodness.”
Joanna and Spencer, who identifies as non-binary and lesbian, met in Bath in November last year.
Spencer said: “We went shopping for plaid shirts—the gayest thing we could have done.”
Maya and Lyra met at Black Pride last year—but couldn’t agree on who approached who.
“I was too shy to just go in for a kiss so I told you I’d never actually had a kiss I enjoyed,” Lyra admitted.
“And I was like: ‘Do you want one?’,” Maya laughed.
Watch the video above see the couples reveal the first time they met, had an argument, kissed, experienced homophobia, and said ‘I love you.’