Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Transgender Samoans

 'glorious miracles'

'Talofa' means 'Aloha' in Samoa

" To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry,
 though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee. "

~Emily Dickinson

 " -a man's mind grows narrow 
in a narrow place." 

Samuel Johnson

" The sky 
is the daily bread 
of the eyes. "

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Transgender Samoans
are 'Glorious Miracles'

Tamara McLean, AAP South Pacific Correspondent,
 The Sydney Morning Herald 
July 5, 2011 - 9:34AM

Transsexuals, known as fa'afafine, are common in Samoa and are so socially accepted that the prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele, is their association's lead patron.

Samoa's prime minister has offered high praise to the country's transsexuals, calling them "glorious miracles of God" who "us men" can't help but find attractive.

Addressing a workshop in the capital Apia, Mr Tuilaepa was full of flattery for the group of biological males who identify as women,according the government news website Savali.

He acknowledged they believed they were a 
"special gender." 
"That is why some of you have spent considerable money on special operations," he said.

"But it is not your will that you are the way you are.
 You are just another shining example of the glorious miracles and creations of our Lord."

The comments were taken as compliments in Samoa-

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