Te Okotai a Tearuru Paitai

Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

Photo Credit: Ata Te Kanawa.


I am a gay man. My first love is my family. But I also love our Moana cultures, languages, and laughter.

I have great admiration for those working to decolonize the minds of our people.

And I hope that we can see fit to decriminalize colonial laws that oppress us as MVPFAFF+ (Māhū, Vakasalewalewa, Palopa, Faʻafafine, Akavaʻine, Fakafifine and Fakaleiti or Leiti).