Story: Hōkakatanga – Māori sexualities

Takatāpui, 2004

This 2004 episode of the television programme Queer nation looks at the then-new show Takatāpui, which was broadcast on Māori Television and was probably the world's first indigenous gay, lesbian and transgender TV series. Here Takatāpui presenters Tania Simon and Taurewa Biddle discuss the show and give a number of terms in te reo Māori (the Māori language) for different sexual and gender identities.

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Clive Aspin, 'Hōkakatanga – Māori sexualities - Sexual diversity in contemporary Māori society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Clive Aspin, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Jan 2019