• November 13, 2021

    CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER

    501 S. COLLEGE ST - RICHARDSON BALLROOM

  • This ain't your grandma's bingo!

    Since 2000, Gay Bingo Charlotte has raised over $1.3 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!

    Peggy

    Bennett

    Zach

    Blaylock

    Bradley

    Claxton

    Tommy

    Holtzman

    Derek

    Kramer

    Amberle

    Linnea

    Cohen

    Miller

    Danny

    Seavers

    Ken

    Stephens

    Laurenzo Surrell-Page

    Mia
    Venuto

    Ramona

    Venuto

    James
    Vestal

    Johnny

    Wilson

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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