The 14th Annual Black-Tie Gay Bingo Presented today
The Black-Tie is Philadelphia’s one of the most creative and off beat events. Presented by PECO, the funds raised in this event will be given to HIV/AIDS services in the Greater Philadelphia region.
This year’s Black Tie GayBingo will be presented on 1st March, Friday at 6:30PM at the elegant crystal Tea room. The event is packed with a bit of glam, cocktails, bingo games and loads of bingo verifying divas decked up in glamour ensuring to make everyone laugh and entertaining the crowd so that everyone laughs to the core. And, at the same time they can even serve for raising funds for a good cause. The current year’s event, the AIDS fund will reward the “Favourite Straight Person of the year” to former State Representative Babette Josephs. Along with this, the Founders award will be presented to Michael Byrne and the Ferrara Family Volunteer award will be presented to Africa Jones.
Every year, Aids Fund accredits someone who has been made a significant contribution to HIV/AIDS and the gay, lesbian, transgender communities with the “Favourite Straight Person of the Year” award. For the year, 2013 Babette Josephs will be honoured with this title. He has represented the 182nd Legislative District of Philadelphia from 1984 to throughout 2012, encompassing Center City and South Philadelphia and also including the section that is informally called Gayborhood. Babette Joseph is also known for her reputation as a lawmaker and is dedicated in supporting and advocating LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS services. In the 80’s she had created the first line item in the Pennsylvania state budget allocating $1 million for HIV/AIDS education and counseling.
The Black-Tie event for today features a lavish dinner, six bingo games, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets cost $150 dollar for per person. The fun is all set to blast in at the Crystal Tea Room at the Wanamaker Building, so let’s wait and find out today!