|Ethnicity||Pākehā New Zealander|
|Occupation||Journalist, writer, feminist|
Rosemary Margaret McLeod (born 1949) is a New Zealand writer, journalist, cartoonist and columnist. McLeod has written for New Zealand's major publications, including North & South, the Dominion, Sunday Star-Times, and the Listener.
McLeod was devisor and principal writer of iconic TV soap Gloss, which won the award for best TV drama in 1989. From 1995 to 2000, she was a member of the Broadcasting Standards Authority. McLeod has been a judge of the MovieFest competition since its inception in 2003.
- A Girl Like I (1976)
- Thank You for Having Me (1979)
- The Rosemary McLeod Bedside Book (1981)
- Thrift to Fantasy: Home textile crafts of the 1930s-1950s (2006)
In February 2012, McLeod was heavily criticized, and her suitability for publishing questioned, after she used her column in the Dominion Post to insist a transgender man is still a woman. McLeod repeatedly refused to acknowledge the gender identity of transgender fathers by referring to them as "he/she" and women and then criticized transgender parents who do not keep their "unusual situation private" for putting their children at risk of the same kind of prejudices she was displaying.
- "Montana Book Awards: History Category Winner". Booksellers NZ. Retrieved 29 March 2009.[dead link]
- Maling, S R; Loates, L M; McLeod, R; Withers, J (23 July 1988). Decision No: 1998-080. Broadcasting Standards Authority of New Zealand.
- Hobbs, Marian (29 May 2001). "New member for Broadcasting Standards Authority". NZ Government. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
- "MovieFest Judges". MovieFest. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
- McLeod defends 'transphobic' column, 3 News, 23 February 2012.
- Why I feel for the kids of ego-trippers, Stuff.Co.NZ, 23 February 2012.