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You knew that the horsefaced hag dominated New Zealand this week. But did
you know of the army of anal psychopaths that rode in on her saddle?
New Zealand now has the queerest Parliament in the world
New Zealanders have elected the gayest Parliament in the world, surpassing
former world-leader, the United Kingdom.
Saturday's election results show there will likely be 11 rainbow members in
New Zealand's 120-seat Parliament, up from the previous seven.
In the UK there are currently 45 openly gay members in the 650-member House
of Commons, or 7 percent. New Zealand is now at 9.16 percent.
Labour now has seven LGBTQ+ representatives and the Greens have four - both
parties increasing by two since the last election.
National now has 35 members in Parliament, none of which are openly gay.
In June, former National Party leader Todd Muller said ensuring an LGBTQI+
representative was not a particular focus.
"It is not something I'm particularly focused on, ensuring that we find
someone who may or may not represent the LGBTI community," Muller told AAP.
Labour's LGBTQ+ members include Finance Minister Grant Robertson and
Manurewa MP Louisa Wall, who submitted the Bill to legalise same-sex
marriage in 2012.
Openly gay Labour MPs include newly-elected Wellington list MP Ayesha
Verrall and Northcote MP Shanan Halbert.
The Greens original two queer MPs include Jan Logie and Chlöe Swarbrick -
who secured an unprecedented victory in the Auckland Central electorate on
The pair have been joined by out-and-proud Elizabeth Kerekere and Ricardo
Menéndez March - due to the Greens election night success - gaining 7.3
percent of the party vote.
About 40 percent of Green Party MPs are from the rainbow community.
Special votes - which can be returned and counted up to 10 days after
election day - mean that the number of LGBTQ+ representations at the House
of Representatives could still change.
Special votes include votes made overseas, by post-in, by prisoners on
remand and prisoners sentenced to less than three years.
If the Green Party lose its number nine and ten seats, currently held by
rainbow members Kerekere and Menéndez, Parliament's current LGBTQ+
representation could decrease.
The change would be down from 11 to nine members, or 7.5 percent. If this
happens, New Zealand will maintain the world record, staying above the UK at
After special votes were counted in 2017, National lost two seats, Labour
lost one, and the Greens picked up two.
In 2009, Parliament named one of its 11 select committee meeting rooms
'Rainbow Room', dedicated to gay, lesbian, and transgender New Zealanders.