Gay Bingo is a wild, fun, outrageous costumes, song, dance, and totally unconventional fundraiser – an unpredictable and exciting night. This event raises money for RAIN and each Gay Bingo event has its own theme, set of special games and rules just for participants! Remember, this is not a game of chance – no money or prizes can be won for getting an official bingo.
Since the first event – “Big Hair Bingo” in February 2000 – Bingo attendance has grown from the 100 person maximum at the Great Aunt Stella Center to sellout crowds of 1,700+ people at the Grady Cole Center. The volunteer list continues to grow, as does the dedication of numerous BVDs (Bingo Verifying Divas) present for each rowdy event. Gay Bingo has raised over $1 million and every dollar has gone to support the programs and services RAIN has provided the Charlotte community.
Gay Bingo’s motto: “A straight line NEVER wins at Gay Bingo, but our straight friends are always welcome!”