Someone asked if I would also cover the number of gay MPs, as I had done women, Maori and Muslims. Why not.
First of all this is just the list of openly gay or lesbian (or transgender) MPs. I do not want, and indeed will ban anyone who posts speculation about who they think is secretly gay. I know every rumour there is, and if they were all true 45% of Parliament would be gay it seems.
The numbers have increased from three to five. Joining Chris Carter, Georgina Beyer and Tim Barnett are Maryan Street (L) and Chris Finlayson (N).
Maryan Street is NZ’s first openly Lesbian MP. Marilyn Waring was outed as an MP, but was not widely known.