For the first time, Statistics New Zealand has collected information about sexual identity | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

For the first time, Statistics New Zealand has collected information about sexual identity

People who identify as bisexual are more likely to have worse mental wellbeing than heterosexual Kiwis, according to new data.

For the first time, Statistics New Zealand's General Social Survey (GSS) included information about people's sexual identity.

The figures show that 1.9 per cent of Kiwis identify as bisexual and 1.1 per cent said they were gay or lesbian.

Almost seven in 10 of those who identified as bisexual were female, while six in 10 people who identified as gay/lesbian were male.

Some 96.5 per cent of New Zealanders identified as being heterosexual.
The remaining 0.5 per cent of people identified as either takat?pui, asexual and pansexual.

*So the mentally unwell want to rule us? What could possibly go wrong?*

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