Samoa’s Ban On Rocketman, Elton John’s Gaiety, And Traditional Trans Fa’afafines

Samoa has – sorta in common with other Polynesian societies – what is often referred to as a third gender, Fa’afafines. That this society does is being used as a stick to beat Samoa over the head with concerning a ban on the showing of the film Rocketman there. The argument being that how can we ban something on the grounds of it showing homosexuality when the background society being “protected” is one with Fa’afafines in it.…

See More