Wellington: conservative and overwhelmingly heterosexual? When did this happen?

I came across this story the other day. Frankly my only moral objection is that they inflicted a name like Qona on the child, so I’m not going to attack the family but I didn’t find this part funny:

But just a year later the lesbian couple split and Sarah returned to Sydney, leaving Ms Christie to cope as a single mother in Wellington, a conservative town with a small gay community. Suddenly alone, she had to give up her high-powered career in health administration.

BAHAHAHAHAHA. I think you’d be pretty hard pressed to describe Wellington as either a conservative, unfriendly towards single mothers or having a small gay population. In fact, if memory serves, Wellington has the second highest LGBT population in the country. I struggle to believe the journo in question wrote that story with a straight face.