Deep Pacific Podcast
Deep Dives into Pacific Issues
June 26, 2020

S1E3 - How do Queer Pasifika people get treated within my culture?

Six queer indigenous Pacific Islanders answer the question of LGBTQIA+ treatment within their cultures and communities

[EP3] How do Queer Pasifika people get treated within my culture?

For #PRIDE2020 episode three centers on LGBTQIA+ Pacific Islanders, their representation, how they are treated, how they live with queerness, and how they feel their cultures could change for the better to become more inclusive.

Hear from

  • Tēatuahere with roots in Tahiti

  • Nenol of the Marshall Islands

  • Bryant of the Philippines

  • Sha with roots in Belau

  • RT with roots in Guåhan and Chuuk

  • Roquin ginen Guåhan

Kalani also explores a scientific paper from 2019 on Asian American and Pacific Islander medical research funding by the U.S. National Institutes of Health from the past 26 years between 1992-2018.

Here is a link to the full document of text of the show for accessibility purposes:


  1. Đoàn, Lan N., et al. "Trends in clinical research including Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander participants funded by the US National Institutes of Health, 1992 to 2018." JAMA network open 2.7 (2019): e197432-e197432.

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