This is exactly what happened to Isabella when she broke up with her girlfriend last year. A few years ago, Isabella, now 21, had moved to London from Australia, and she only knew one person in the city, the daughter of a friend of her mum’s. Isabella and the daughter, let’s call her Hannah, began a gay relationship that would last two years, Isabella’s first. She’d known that she was gay since she was about 15, but she’d often heard her mum making extremely homophobic comments. "I think it was just her age to be honest," says Isabella over the phone. "She grew up in a time when it wasn’t okay to be gay, so while she can handle other people being LGBTQ+, when it comes to her own children, it’s different."