LGBT Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand

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List of famous gay, lesbian and bisexual people from New Zealand--famous homosexuals from New Zealand. In NZ, society is generally relaxed in acceptance of gays and lesbians. The gay-friendly environment is epitomised by the fact that there are several Members of Parliament who belong to the LGBT community, gay rights are protected by the New Zealand Human Rights Act, and same-sex couples are able to marry as of 2013. Sex between men was decriminalised in 1986.

Statistics New Zealand currently doesn't readily record the sexual orientation of people in New Zealand, meaning there are very limited statistics on New Zealand's LGBT population. However, at the 2006 Census, there were a recorded 12,300 people living in a same-sex couple in New Zealand - 5,300 male and 7,000 female.

The famous gay people on this list have identified themselves as being gay, lesbian and bisexual and were born in and live in New Zealand. The New Zealand LGBT community is proud to have many famous gay politicians, famous gay singers and celebrities among them.

Richard O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Richard O'Brien age 76 - Richard Timothy Smith, better known under his stage name Richard O'Brien, is an Anglo-New Zealand writer, actor, television presenter and theatre performer. He wrote the cult musical The Rocky ...more

Joel Spolsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Joel Spolsky age 53 - Avram Joel Spolsky is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development, and the creator of the product management software Trello. He was a ...more

Witi Ihimaera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Witi Ihimaera age 74 - Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler, DCNZM, QSM, generally known as Witi Ihimaera, is a New Zealand author, and is often regarded as one of the most prominent Māori writers alive.

Bill Hastings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Bill Hastings William Kenneth Hastings was New Zealand's tenth Chief Censor, from October 1999 to July 2010. He was Chairperson of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal from July 2010 until February 2013, ...more

Frank Sargeson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Frank Sargeson Died at 79 (1903-1982) - Frank Sargeson was the pen name of Norris Frank Davey. He is considered one of New Zealand's foremost short story writers. Like Katherine Mansfield, Sargeson helped to put New Zealand literature ...more

Douglas Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand

Blyth Tait is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Blyth Tait age 56 - Blyth Tait is a New Zealand equestrian. Tait has competed at four Olympics and has won four medals, one of only four New Zealanders to do so. Tait's first success at international level was at ...more

Louisa Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Louisa Wall age 46 - Louisa Hareruia Wall is a New Zealand Member of Parliament and former national representative netball and rugby union player.

Marilyn Waring is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Marilyn Waring age 65 - Marilyn Joy Waring, CNZM, is a New Zealand feminist, a politician, an activist for female human rights and environmental issues, a development consultant and United Nations expert, an author and ...more

Paula Boock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian & Homosexual People from New Zealand
Paula Boock age 54 - Paula Boock is a writer.