Samoan Queer Lives

  • Seuta’afili Patrick S. Thomsen


Fa’afafine are a visible and significant presence in everyday Samoan life. However, stories written from a fa’afafine perspective are sorely lacking in both academic and general literature. Most texts written on fa’afafine have been penned by non-fa’afafine and Western researchers who have often theorized the existence and lived experiences of Samoa’s most visible queer identity through Western, colonial eyes. Samoan Queer Lives aims to help remedy this by reclaiming this space through the careful documentation of the narratives of broadly defined queer Samoans from a transnational perspective.


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THOMSEN, Seuta’afili Patrick S.. Samoan Queer Lives. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, [S.l.], n. NS29, dec. 2019. ISSN 2324-3740. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2021. doi: