Below are some of the top tweets about Grant Robertson and the gay (non) issue. Please let me know if I’ve missed any good ones – I’ll update at some stage. [Read more below]
We've had 160 years of premiers and prime ministers - would need to be convinced that there wasn't a gay one somewhere in that
"Is New Zealand ready for its first Gay Prime Minister?" - Is John Key not gay!? I thought that's why people voted for him!
2 say that having a gay leader of a major party in a western democracy is 'a step too far' is to tell a horrible lie. It'sTime! #NoStigma!
In the last few years two countries have had LGBT heads of government: Iceland's Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (Iceland) and Elio Di Rupo (Belgium)
Is New Zealand ready for a white guy as Prime Minister? I mean, again.
"Is NZ ready for a gay Prime Minister?" - I don't know, are you ready for my fist in your stupid face?
Robertson too gay, while Cunliffe "took it like a man" -jesus Mike Williams...
Dear everyone: when considering party leaders, please let's not make sexual orientation an issue AT ALL, ok? Because it really isn't.
@kiwinerd Usually an attempt to fit gays in hetro norms e.g. that gay is okay bc he plays rugby. Annoys bc similar things are done to Maori
Snap poll on DPFs dogwhistle post going as expected. FYI 'Gay but not overt', also translates to 'homosexual but not a homosexualist'.
Remember folks, everytime a heterosexual politician appears in public with their family they're being "overt". Isn't that disgusting?
. @nzherald Translator "Gay but not overtly so" = "Grant Robertson isn't a flaming drag queen or leather daddy in arseless chaps"
Things that annoy me: when people suggest there's a spectrum of gayness.
I don't agree with Georgina Beyer here, but she has, you know, some experience and credibility on this matter:
@NZStuffPolitics If the US can have a black President, NZ can have a gay Prime Minister.
People still claiming, with straight faces, to not understand how "gay but not overtly so" is problematic? You've had your time. Fuck off.
@ConradReyners If Grant is straightest gay you know, who is gayest straight guy?
I think New Zealand is ready for an openly gay Prime Minister. Wish I could be as confident about some of our political commentators.
@kiaorawilly states all gay Labour members will vote for Robertson. I guess he'll be surprised when vote goes to best candidate regardless.
David Cunliffe is a dangerous intellectual. Not the All Blacks type. Whilst Robertson is gay, albeit not overtly. Those are the attack lines
Oh FFS. Grant Robertson "gay but not overtly so" says John Armstrong in the Herald. Isn't saying you're gay as overt as it gets?
Where does Cunliffe sit on the spectrum? RT @gtiso: John Armstrong: Grant Robertson is "gay, but not overtly so".
Reassuring words from John Armstrong: Grant Robertson is "gay, but not overtly so". http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11113575 …
Sad“@roldynz: "Grant Robertson is gay but it's ok because he isn't one of those 'in your face' gays..." - Every media outlet at the moment.”
Slightly keen for Labour to pick Robertson/Ardern just to see the filthy right alienate half the electorate with "HOMO AND A CHICK!" slurs.
"Robertson is a risk, partly because he’s gay ... Cunliffe is a risk because, frankly, he’s very weird." http://dimpost.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/very-serious-punditry/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter … @danylmc
What is 'overtly gay' anyway John Armstrong? #homophobia-in-the-media
Will the rich white guy again be chosen over the gay, the Maori or the Unionist? A dilemma for Labour as the rich white guy best candidate.
just in case you are thinking of this, please can I not have any "is NZ ready for it's first gay PM" tweets, please