HONOLULU - Television personality Gia Gunn is in Hawaii, and met the public for the first time on Friday. The transgender advocate and performer showed her documentary "Follow Me" at the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Friday night. 

She rose to fame on "RuPaul's Drag Race." Gunn came out publicly as transgender in 2017 and has been fighting for human rights, gender equality, and trans acceptance ever since.

She says LGBT film festivals play an important role in changing society. "I don't know all my gay history. I'm not fully aware of everything going on in my community, so film festivals give us an opportunity to educate and enlighten," she explained.

If you missed her movie, you can still catch her at midnight Friday night at Scarlet in Chinatown, or at the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival's red carpet gala on Saturday night from 6 - 10 p.m. at 'Alohilani Resort in Waikiki.

More on the full festival schedule at HGLCF.org.