Maurice Williamson, who used to represent Pakuranga in Eastern Auckland, New Zealand, was shocked to discover that Japanese gays like him. In 2013 he used to stand for marriage equality in New Zealand. “I’ve had a reverend in my local electorate say, ‘The gay onslaught will start the day this law is passed.’ Well, we are struggling to know what the gay onslaught will look like,” he said then. Furthermore he said that the Catholic priests used to tell him that he was supporting something unnatural, but they were not an authority for him as they had never built romantic relationships with humans due to celibacy, so they had no idea which relationships are natural and which are not. In a surprising turn of events this month the former MP has now become popular in Japan. Dozens of Japanese people followed him on Twitter within hours. “I don’t know what’s driving it but I’m delighted. For the record: My oldest son Simon Kenya is half Japanese so I’m proud of the association. Welcome”.