NEW ZEALAND BEATS UK, ELECTS ‘GAYEST’ PARLIAMENT

 | 
10/18/2020

The big story out of the New Zealand elections is – yes, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s landslide win, but also that the country will get the gayest Parliament in the world. Eleven openly queer MPs or 9.1% of the parliament were elected to the 120-member NZ Parliament helping it beat the United Kingdom, which has 45 out members or 7% of the 650-member House of Commons. Arden’s Labour Party which had five out MPs in the outgoing Parliament, will increase its numbers by two more. The out Labour MPs are finance minister Grant Robertson, Louisa Wall, Meka Whaitiri, Tamati Coffey, Kiri Allan, Ayesha Verrall and Shanan Halbert. The Greens will also increase their rainbow numbers by two. Jan Logie, Chloe Swarbrick, Elizabeth Kerekere and Ricardo Menendez March are the openly queer Greens MPs in the new Parliament.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 07/19/2024
07/18/2024
Capitol Hill, Liberia, July 19, 2024 – Liberia’s House of Representatives has instructed its committees on Gender, Health, and Judiciary to review the request …
Added on: 07/19/2024
07/18/2024
The military junta ruling the West African county of Burkina Faso announced that homosexual acts will now be a punishable offense. As such, the …
Added on: 07/19/2024
07/18/2024
LONDON – Donald Trump’s decision to name J.D. Vance as his running mate for November’s U.S. election has been criticised by LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 07/11/2024
“LGBT: Knocks As Nigeria Signs $150 Billion Samoa Deal,” reads the headline of the Daily Trust article published on July 4, 2024. The newspaper is …
Added on: 07/05/2024
The federal government’s decision to sign a $150 billion Samoa Deal has been met with controversies over claim of LGBTQ clause. According to reports, the …
Added on: 06/15/2024
The world of men’s professional football has long been playing catch-up when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and visibility, with very few openly gay …