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Tamara Voninski / oculi/ Vu Kingdom of Tonga July 2007 Backstage at the Miss Galaxy beauty competiton for men living as fakaleitis in the Kingdom of Tonga. Fakaleitis are men who dress and behave as women. The Miss Galaxy competition is the most high profile event in the fakaleiti calendar. Fakaleitis are accepted without stigma in Polynesian culture.
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