McLean, VA August 12, 2014
NOVA Pride is proud to team up with NOVASalud, Inc. as a Diamond Sponsor to present the Open That Closet Door Fashion Show, on August 16th, 2014, at The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O Street NW, Washington, D.C., from 7-10pm.
The event will celebrate the beauty of persons living with, and affected by HIV. Thirteen HIV-positive models with be outfitted in the style and fashions of Juan Jose Saenz-Ferreyros, Peruvian fashion designer and owner of Ferreyros Couture Company. The evening will include self-guided tours through the eccentric and beautiful mansion, offering over one hundred secret doors for guests to find. A ticket raffle with over $13,000 in donated prizes will conclude the event.
Hugo Delgado, executive director and co-founder of NovaSalud, Inc. (http://www.novasaludinc.org) is thrilled to host an event in which the singular purpose is to reduce the stigma of HIV, saying, “This promises to be one of the most important, yet fun and entertaining events NovaSalud, Inc. has ever hosted.” NOVA Pride (http://www.novapride.org) President and Executive Director, Brian Reach, is also looking forward to the event, and said, "This event is going to be fantastic. The Mansion on O Street is one of the coolest venues, and is perfect for the concept of opening those closet doors! We're excited to support NovaSalud as they combat the social stigma of HIV that affects so many in the LGBTQ community, and the community-at-large."
Tickets are $40 at the door, or through http://www.openthatclosetdoor.eventbrite.com/. Discounted rates are available for students and military, as well.
About NOVA Pride:
NOVA Pride is a coalition-building organization with a mission to educate, advocate and celebrate the LGBTQA Community of Northern Virginia; including the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William as well as the City of Alexandria. We aren't just festivals and flag-waving. We are a movement to create an infrastructure between county-based organizations, charities, pride organizations, social groups, and the community at-large; to educate the community about LGBTQ issues, including health and discrimination; advocate for LGBTQ equality; and celebrate diversity and individuality.