Leitis in Waiting is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom. With unexpected human and extraordinary access to the Kingdom’s royals and religious leaders, Joey’s emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and what it takes to be accepted without forsaking who you are.
Sponsored by HPU’s School of Social Work
Film Screening & Panel Members include:
Joe Wilson – Producer
Cathy Kapua – Kua’ana Project
Dr. Renee Rumler – Lavender Clinic