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Brother Ken, bro'Town

The animated television comedy series bro'Town includes the fa'afafine character Brother Ken. Ken is the kind and thoughtful principal of St. Sylvester's School, whose students include the main characters of the series. Two of the writers, Oscar Kightley and David Fane (who voices the teacher), also wrote the 1995 play A frigate bird sings, about a Samoan family in New Zealand, which has a fa’afafine central character.

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Johanna Schmidt, 'Gender diversity - Māori and Pasifika gender identities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/28877/brother-ken-brotown (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Johanna Schmidt, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 May 2021 with assistance from Gender Minorities Aotearoa