F’INE (fee-neh) is a Pacific MVPFAFF / LGBTQI+ focused not for profit organisation that provides Whānau Ora navigational services to:
Fa’afafine or Fa’atama (Samoa, American Samoa), Fakaleiti or Leiti (Tonga), Fakafifine (Niue), Akava’ine (Cook Islands), Vakasalewalewa (Fiji), Palopa (Papua New Guinea), Mahu (Hawaii) Haka huahine (Tokelau) and Rae rae (Tahiti),
The Rainbow community also includes a wider spectrum of western identities and terms, such as:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Intersex community and their families.
The above is a snapshot of identities and terms which also includes a wide range of people with various gender identities and sexual orientations not listed above.
This support is available to Pasifika MVPFAFF / LGBTQI+ peoples and their families in the Auckland region.
We endeavour to support rural Pasifika LGBTQI peoples and their whānau/fanau with pathways and connection to services if they are not available in their home town.
F'INE customer Niniva Tagaloa and F'INE Director Phylesha Brown-Acton share a story of navigation and partnership.
Check out the Weaving Rainbow series produced by TheCoconetTV by clicking the "Learn more" button.
Keynote speech by Phylesha Brown-Acton presented at GPS 2.0: Growing Pacific Solutions for our communities national Pacific conference, Auckland, New Zealand, in March 2014.
Co-authored by Phylesha Brown-Acton and Maiava Carmel Peteru.
Published by Le Va.