Tag Archive | Samoa

Samoa: ‘Third gender’ delicately balances sex and religion

Samoa: ‘Third gender’ delicately balances sex and religion

(Reuters) – Keyoncé Lee Hang is busy finishing preparations for the to’ona’i, a traditional lunch served after Sunday church in Samoa, and attending to her elderly, bed-ridden grandmother. Strongly built, and wearing a floral dress and false eyelashes – and self-named after American singer, Beyoncé – Lee Hang can’t help but make an entrance, especially […]

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

(Reuters) – Samoa has banned Rocketman, the movie-musical based on the life of British musician, Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific island’s censor has said. The film was banned last week, because it clashed with Samoa’s “culture and our Christian beliefs”, the censor, Leiataua Niuapu Faaui, told the Samoa Observer newspaper […]