New Zealand has moved a long, long way since the early eighties when politicians hid their sexuality, and homosexual acts were illegal.
These days when someone famous comes out the comment is met with a big arm stretching YAWN and “who cares” with a bit of mild pity for someone who hid the way they were born for years.
What is worse is that even in a parliament where the population of gays is far higher than the rest of society certain people cannot bring themselves to be honest about their sexuality.
This is a crying shame and they deserve our sympathy for what must be a difficult decision. Read more »