April 5th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
Thank you, Jackie!
December 2nd, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
Tonight was a labor of love. I just want to thank everyone who came out in support of Project: Zero Ohio’s Loud and Proud. Without the amazing and generous support of so many, tonight would not have been possible. As a co-founder of the organization with Steve Weaver and Randy Sharma, I am constantly reminded of what an amazing gift it is to do this work and to be inspired by such an amazing and caring community.
Thank you to each and everyone of you who came out tonight – Dustin, Hannah, Kelley, Nancy, Jason, Liz, Amanda, Charles, Alexis, Jeff, Tom, Kyle, Adam, Bev, Kira, Kenny, Leslie, Kelly and more. You made tonight.
THANK YOU Rachel Gordon and the entire crew at CD101 /102.5. You have been so generous and giving of love and support and we are so indebted to you for believing in us from the beginning.
THANK YOU Timothy Wolf Starr and the Small Business Beanstalk. Again, supporters of this cause from the beginning. Forever indebted.
THANK YOU Alexis Peronne and Columbus Alive for being such amazing friend throughout this journey. We love you so deeply.
THANK YOU Rajesh Lahoti, Sam Schisler, and the staff of Axis Nightclub. You are all so giving and so ready to jump in when needed. Thank you.
THANK YOU Formula AM for the delicious tasting tonight. Dave, you are such a class act and your product is definitely one of my favorite things. So excited for what the future holds! THANK YOU We Are Glitterati for also joining us and taking pictures with your fab photo booth tonight!!
THANK YOU Belvedere (RED) for sponsoring tonight’s event and helping us make a difference in this fight against HIV and AIDS.
THANK YOU Joel Diaz and ARC Ohio for supporting us in our efforts.
THANK YOU Cheesy Truck and Backdoor Burritos for keeping our hungry stomachs filled tonight! Justin and Backdoor Burritos, welcome to the neighborhood! SO DELICIOUS!
TO OUR PERFORMERS:
THANK YOU DJ Charles. You gave us the vibe tonight to make a difference.
THANK YOU Shaw Brothers. You are so absolutely amazing and the music is so gorgeous. You made several new fans tonight! I hope we can do it again!
THANK YOU Will Reed. Thank you for singing “Fly Me To The Moon”. Thank you for coming all the way from Cincinnati. Thank you for being so amazing and donating the sales of UNDER THE COVERS on iTunes until January 15. THANK YOUTHANK YOU THANK YOU. Anything you need from me, just ask.
THANK YOU Hairplane. Aaron, Nicole, and crew. You are one of my favorites, and I know this is just the beginning of an amazing relationship. I cannot wait for the next time and maybe we can collaborate sometime? I would love that, ya know.
THANK YOU Freesia Balls. Your talent is second only to your heart. Thank you for always giving. I am your biggest fan.
THANK YOU Virginia West. You never wait to be asked and are the first to offer your talents. You are such an amazing source of inspiration and your talent is awe-inspiring. THANK YOU. I love you.
2011 has been the beginning of our movement. 2012 we will continue to work for this cause.
Thank you for pushing us to go further on this journey.
We will continue to be LOUD and PROUD.
November 9th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
This new product, called the PRIDE SOAP, will be made by the locally owned and operated Stinky Bomb Soaps, with proceeds benefitting Project: Zero Ohio.
The product launch will be held at The Candle Lab in the Short North on Thursday, November 17, from 7 pm to 10 pm, and feature amazing and fabulous celebrity bartenders, delicious drinks, and fantastic music all for a good cause.
The PRIDE SOAP will be the second product made to help raise much needed funds for people living with HIV and AIDS who are not receiving the care they need. The first product, the RAINBOW CANDLE, made by The Candle Lab, was launched in July 2011 and has seen great success in raising funds and awareness to this issue.
Project:Zero Ohio was founded in July 2011 by Steve Weaver, owner of the Candle Lab, Randy Sharma, a practicing physician, and Nina West, Super Drag Queen.
By customizing high-quality local products and a planned series of charity events, the organization hopes to not only raise funds for local HIV/AIDS resources, but also reward donors with unique home products.
All proceeds will be donated to community HIV/AIDS resources.
Frustrated with the strain on HIV/AIDs funding and the resulting effect on members of the community, physician Randy Sharma, entrepeneur Steven Weaver, and gay activist/ “Super Drag Queen” Nina West joined forces to help raise funds for local HIV/AIDS charities and resources.
Please visit http://projectzeroohio.com/ for more information.
October 4th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
Come one, come all! This Friday, Columbus Alive is proud to present ROCKTOBERFEST at the Bluestone! The event will feature all local music! See some of the best music Columbus has to offer, in one night, on one stage and for free! This is the second annual Rocktoberfest presented by Columbus Alive!
The Wet Darlings
The Town Monster
with DJ set by Cornelius Jackson
Special Guest emcee: Nina West
Also, these great organizations will be on site!
Columbus Music Co Op
Project Zero Columbus
Make Believe Monsters
Rendezvous Hair Salon
Small Business Beanstalk
State of Devotion
Stinky Bomb Soap
June 16th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
The COLUMBUS ALIVE Pride Issue is out today!!! Pick it up!
June 15th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
June 15th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
Omg- the cover of the Columbus Alive Pride Edition is out!!!
May 12th, 2011 by Nina with 1 Comment
I just want to congratulate my friend RYAN RICHMOND! He is on the cover of Columbus Alive this week for his contribution to the CCAD Fashion Show!
Just a lil’ fun tidbit: Ryan is also the creator and designer of my very own and beloved PUPPET OPRAH! Congrats to one of our dear members of the Playhouse Gang for yet another success! The first of many to come!!