The stars of the evening, the Bingo-Verifying Divas.
On Saturday AIDS Fund hosted the 15th annual Black-Tie Gay Bingo, an annual springtime event that raises money for the nonprofit’s mission to provide monetary aid to regional HIV/AIDS organizations. Gays, drag queens, allies and shirtless waiters packed the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building for a night of cocktail-ing, Bingo-ing, dancing, and mingling. The much-loved Bingo-Verifying Divas did one number, Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” awards were handed out to locals working to bring HIV awareness to Philadelphia, and the whole shebang ended with a fantastic dance party. Check out some photos from local paparazzo HughE Dillon after the jump.
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Gay BINGO’s Bingo-Verifying DIvas. Photo by Jeff Holder.
Thanks to the Bingo-Verifying Divas, there’s always a dress-to-impress element to Gay BINGO, but that never holds more true than at AIDS Fund‘s annual Black Tie Gay BINGO fundraiser. Set in the beautiful Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building, folks will dazzle in tuxes and gowns as they sip cocktails, shout “BINGO!” (if they’re lucky), and enjoy a sit-down dinner. In addition to all the revelry, there will be a silent auction that will go toward AIDS Fund‘s grant program that benefits organizations in the Philadelphia region that provide care to those living with HIV and AIDS. Saturday, April 5th, 6:30 p.m., $150, The Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East.
More weekend events after the jump
In anticipation of its 27th annual AIDS Walk Philly and AIDS Run Philly on Oct. 20, AIDS Fund released a new video that shines a spotlight on local people living with HIV, and touches on the issue of stigma that still exists around the disease.
See the video after the jump »