In Hawaii, men dressed as women aren’t men trying to pass for women nor do they necessarily want to be women. They are in their own gender category. Colloquially called “mahus,” addiction leads them to mingle with the female hookers in downtown Honolulu’s street sex work scene. This is where straight men secretly select them for taboo sex.
That’s what one of my associates said. “All men are gay,” Mandee would reiterate when telling stories of her past. She was an adriot storyteller, so it was always fun to listen. I like the word associate, because it is more accurate than the word friend. In Mandee’s case I liked her but she didn’t […]