• November 13, 2021

    CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER

    501 S. COLLEGE ST - RICHARDSON BALLROOM

  • RAIN’s Board of Directors made the unanimous decision to move forward with hosting Bippity Boppity Bingo in person. COVID precautions for the event include a vaccine requirement for all guests, volunteers, and patrons of the event. This year’s Gay Bingo Charlotte fundraiser will be a vaccinated only event.
     
    Masks will be required to be worn at all times except when you are actively eating or drinking (so if you get up from your table please make sure you put on your mask) - this will only change if state and local regulations change. We also encourage everyone to respect people’s personal space and comfort levels (i.e. don’t go hugging up on people if they don’t feel comfortable).
     
    If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination location near you, please visit www.vaccinefinder.org.
  • This ain't your grandma's bingo!

    Since 2000, Gay Bingo Charlotte has raised over $1.4 million for HIV care.

    COVID didn't stop us from having fun last year! It was a full hour of entertainment, filled with all the best parts of bingo - BVD routines, laughs, raffle prizes and snarky commentary from our hostess, Barbara Burning Bush!

     

    Our community came together and helped raise over $70,000!

  • Gay Bingo Charlotte is one of the most unconventional fundraising events in Charlotte - this ain't your grandma's bingo! A wild, fun, outrageous and unpredictable evening of laughs, crazy costumes, dance routines, wacky entertainment, great music and a little bingo!

     

    Since the first event - "Big Hair Bingo" - in February 2000, Bingo attendance has grown from 100 people at the Great Aunt Stella Center to sellout crowds of 1,400+ at the Charlotte Convention Center.

     

    Gay Bingo Charlotte has raised over $1.3 million to support the HIV services and programs RAIN provides to the Charlotte metro area.

  • WHO BENEFITS?

    VISION: RAIN envisions ending HIV in our community.
    MISSION: RAIN empowers persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free.
     
    RAIN is one of the largest HIV nonprofits in the Carolinas providing direct client services. The organization is widely recognized for its unique model and expertise in working with persons living with HIV. RAIN educates and advocates for all people with HIV and works for a greater understanding of the virus and its impact. RAIN enables all to live fully with or without HIV.
    • Medical Case Management *
    • EPY (Empowering Positive Youth) *
    • Health Insurance Assistance *
    • Counseling Services *
    • PrEP Program (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) *
    • Early Intervention Services (EIS) *
    • HIV/STI Testing *
    • CREW (Community Resources for Empowerment & Wellness)
    • HIV/STI Education & Outreach*
    • Research Studies
    • Support Groups

    *These services are provided in Spanish.

  • SUPPORT OUR BVDS

    We are thrilled to include our beloved BVDs in the fundraising again this year (BVD stands for Bingo Verifying Diva). Each of our amazing volunteers are getting in on the action to support RAIN by working to raise $10,000 total. Click the "Donate Now" button on your favorite BVD and donate today!

     

    *These individuals are BVD supporters, not actual Bingo Verifying Divas.

    Christian

    Baumgart

    Tommy

    Holtzman

    Onya

    Nerves

    Amberle

    Linnea

    Cohen

    Miller

    Morgan

    Overcash

    Danny

    Seavers

    Ken

    Stephens

    Mia
    Venuto

    Ramona

    Venuto

    Johnny

    Wilson

  • Peggy

    Bennett*

    Bradley

    Claxton*

    Nathan

    Smith*

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  • DISCLAIMER:

    Gay Bingo is not real bingo; it is an unconventional and entertaining fundraising event with a bingo theme. You are not able to win any money or prizes for playing as this is not a game of chance.

  • CONTACT US

    Gay Bingo Charlotte
    601 E. 5th Street, Suite 470
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    704-973-9818