Letter from Samoa: Impersonating woman still illegal

Published: September 7, 2007

Letter from Samoa: Impersonating woman still illegal

Despite fa’afafines being very much part of the Samoan culture, the impersonation of a woman is still illegal under the Crimes Ordinance 1961 of Samoa.

Fa’afafines, otherwise known as transvestites, cross dressers or homosexuals are deeply ingrained in the Fa’aSamoa according myths and legends.

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