• November 14, 2020


  • This ain't your grandma's bingo!

    Gay Bingo Charlotte has raised over $1 million for HIV care.

    Gay Bingo Charlotte is one of the most unconventional fundraising events in Charlotte – this ain’t your grandma’s bingo! Join us for a wild, fun, outrageous and unpredictable evening of song, wacky costumes, dance and a little bingo! Each event has its own theme and set of special rules – this is not a game of chance and no money or prizes can be won from getting an official 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 1,500+ people at the Grady Cole Center (and in 2019 has moved to the Charlotte Convention Center). Gay Bingo Charlotte has raised over $1 million since 2000 and every dollar has gone to support the programs and services RAIN provides to the Charlotte metro area.


    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 and is widely recognized for its unique model and expertise in working with persons living with HIV and those at risk. RAIN integrates the wisdom and voices of those infected with HIV in the planning and delivery of services. As a result of their work, they inspire and empower more people to live, open more minds and help our community to live stigma free.
    • Medical Case Management *
    • EPY (Empowering Positive Youth) *
    • Health Insurance Assistance *
    • Counseling Services
    • PrEP Program (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) *
    • Early Intervention Services (EIS) *
    • HIV/STI Testing *
    • Support Groups
    • Awareness & Prevention Education *


    *These services are provided in Spanish.


    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.


    Make sure to follow us @RAINCLT


    Gay Bingo Charlotte
    601E. 5th Street, Suite 470
    Charlotte, NC 28202