Posts Tagged ‘fa’afafine’

Understanding Pasifika’s gender alternatives

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Over the past few years, there has been greater recognition of gender diversity in mainstream Western popular culture. The Pacific is a region that has long-hosted alternative expressions of gender, and this current cultural moment has given its peoples a chance to contribute to a global conversation. Read more Related Posts:Pasifika make up half the Read more

Accusation of colonialism “sounds like something a fa’afafine would say”

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The claim by the General Secretary of the Congregational Christian church (EFKS) Church, Reverend Vavatau Taufao, about the Government bringing back the colonialism mentality sounds like something a fa’afafine would say. That’s what Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said, in response to the General Secretary in the ongoing tax dispute between the Government and Read more

Marriage equality not a priority for Samoa Fa’afafine Association

Monday, December 18th, 2017

A member of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association,Tim Baice, said marriage equality is not a priority for his group or the Samoan community. last week Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi declared he was adamant there would be no same-sex marriage in Samoa after it was recently allowed in Australia. Continue reading Related Posts:Samoa govt keen Read more

Fa’afafines part of the Samoan culture a misconception says NCC chairman

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Fa’afafines might have become members of the modern Samoan community but in the traditional Samoan set up, they were not part of the picture. That’s the opinion of the Chairman of the National Council of Churches (N.C.C), Deacon Kasiano Leaupepe, in the wake of calls from Samoa Faafafine Association for the community to respect their Read more

Samoa’s PM wants lesbians and faafafine to marry

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Before he ceases to be Prime Minster, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi intends to get lesbians to marry gay men. That way there’ll be no more complaints from the law and clergy, Tuilaepa said. The solution he offered was part of a lighthearted keynote speech he delivered at the Samoa Fa’afafine Association’s (SFA) recent annual pageant. Males Read more

SFA – Samoan transvestite group rejects gay marriage

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

A member of the Samoa Fa’afafine (Transvestite) Association (SFA) says they do not support gay marriage. “People always assume us to be that and this and I’m sure they (people) already thought we are celebrating together with the New Zealand gay community, when we are not,” said Tania Pulotu. So’oalo Roger Stanley, Samoa Fa’afafine Association Read more