July 22, 2013

Saturday night’s transgender fashion show in Falls Church was full of sparkles, silk and a little bit of skin.

The event was hosted by NOVASalud, a group that tries to fight the stigma surrounding AIDS, as well as promote prevention education. The event was aimed at crushing social stereotypes.

“The transgendered community has encountered a lot of discrimination in the community and we thought an event like this would help the community understand the transgendered community and help to dispel some of the stigma and discrimination they face,” says Ellin Kao, the program director for NOVASalud.

Former Navy SEAL Kristin Beck served as the mistress of ceremonies. She has received a lot of attention lately after making the public decision to become a woman.