I live in Manukau City, South of Auckland; New Zealand. We have the densest pacific island population of any country in the world. The given is that meeting other like minded queers like yourself is easy, since geographically we’re all in the same city. You would think it were that simple. The Polynesian Princes of south Auckland are as closeted as the gays in the NRL. They have refined their visibility to a passing fragrance of I WANNA FUCK YOU BUT I”M WITH HER. The problem with this metaphor is that it reeks of homos in south Auckland but these men have succeeded in making themselves invisible.

So therein lays the problem of trying to engage and understand a type of man that exists only in theory. I imagine this type of man as wanting to express his sexual fluidity and attraction to the same sex however being stunted by his contradicting physicality, one of which is typically hetronormative and in gender specific terms what is appropriate for him to conform to i.e. “I am built in the manner of a man that is only biologically compatible with a significant other of the opposite sex”. This belief system is made a mantra that affirms a masculine stereotype and a gender ideal that is perpetuated, driven and motivated both sociologically and politically by a western heterosexual statuesque and moral majority.

The art works posted on this blog are inspired by this idea. This is JERRY THE FA’AFAFINE he is pleased to have finally found you and met you...


I do enjoy when other men reach out and share some of their UNDERCOVER BROTHER stories. On Facebook I posted a question on the QueerNZ FB page asking if all Poly men are in the closet and if so how do they all fit in there? (clearly my cynicism playing out on the internet) I got some  interesting feedback but my favorite was this story below shared by 'Taniwha Tu' who also let me repost it on this blog. Thanks for that Taniwha Tu, I have no doubt there are thousands of guys out there with similar stories about polly boy and yet those FAFS probably have no idea the gays talk about them.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to say, but why does this almost seem like a fantasy/unreal comment? The guy sounds like he made this up! To be honest. But maybe because I would never think that two handsome guys would be gay right? Especially given they're Poly. I guess its the stereotype we have these days associating them with certain looks and cultures. But his comment just seems so whack! I guess no one will ever know lol