The Society of Fa’afaafine in American Samoa - SOFIAS, holds as its motto “Ia e Ola Malamalama I lou Fa’asinomaga” or “Be of Virtue and Pride in Your Identity”. SOFIAS aims to align itself and work collaboratively with fa'afafine and the LGBTI in both American Samoa, Asia Pacific region, and the world. SOFIAS is an organization that focuses on improving life through the balance of our Samoan-identity and western influences. We are dedicated to building relationships grounded in the Samoan values, promoting a positive attitude towards the Samoan fa’afafine community, empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity in our community. By doing so we envision our people working together in strongly maintaining the fa’aSamoa while embracing western influences.
The mission of the Society of Fa’afafine in American Samoa is to foster stable relationships amongst the fa’afafine community in American Samoa by providing educational outreach events, fun gatherings, promoting maturity and respect towards others that will enable individuals to achieve educational goals and to contribute to the social and cultural well being of every fa'afafine living in American Samoa.
The SOFIAS Incorporated has been formed to promote the following: