Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This Is H.O.W. Fundraiser a Success

Ya'll know I love me some Regina Gazelle. So last Sunday I made certain that I went to Apollo's for her fundraiser for the This Is H.O.W. house. Let me tell you, the event was amazing. There was a brunch, a fashion show, various performances throughout the day, a silent auction, raffles - you name it, she did it.

If you don't know about This Is H.O.W. then let me fill you in. H.O.W. is a house Regina developed for the Phoenix transgendered community. The shelter serves as a place to help those members of this community that are in need. So those that may be dealing with substance addictions, homelessness, etc. there is a person (Regina) and a place (H.O.W.) they can turn two. This is only the second facility in the country that serves this often overlooked community. Now wonder Regina is the recipient of the Echo magazine Woman of the Year Award and the Soul Purpose AZ Award for Activism. She is a phenomenal woman doing some amazing things.

AGA Couture presented some amazing fashions during the event. I've known Alex Garcia (the man behind AGA) for some years but never realized how amazing a designer he was. The clothes were fierce. There was food catered by Bosch Party Services which was also fabulous. Michelle and Cindy did a great job with presentation, which is important during catering. But most importantly, the food was delicious. My favorite was the spinich/ strawberry salad. To top it all off, I was able to see some of my favorite divas perform. Regina's array of talent included Sable St. James, Sashe, and Big Booty Judy.

Here are some pics of the event . . .

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