Gender Gems

Photo of leader Tiare Feterika Chanel

Gender Gems honors Tiare Feterika Chanel, a beloved and proud member of the fa’afafine and transgender community.

Tiare is a Pasifika Wellness Manager for Pacific Islander Community Association and a board member for United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (WA) and loved by many for her hilarious, vibrant and loving spirit.

Agaiotupu Viena and Aleksa Manila nominated Tiare to participate in Gender Gems.

Plan a visit to Gay City to view the artwork.

About Gender Gems

Gender Gems is a large-scale visual design project, lead by Gay City volunteer Shann Thomas, that highlights trans and gender diverse elders with a focus on BIPOC and femme individuals.

We welcome the current display as part of our celebration of Trans Day of Visibility.