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.