Gay Bingo is Back with Expanded Capacity, More Entertainment

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Palmetto Community Care’s most beloved fundraiser is back and bigger than ever

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Gay Bingo – a marquee fundraising event for Palmetto Community Care – will return on April 8, 2022 at the Charleston Convention Center in North Charleston. The capacity for this year’s event has been expanded to accommodate more guests, more bingo, and more entertainment than ever before. Avita Pharmacy will once again be the presenting sponsor. 

This year’s theme is “Lipstick and Leather: It’s More than Just a Game,” and costumes are highly encouraged. Charleston’s very own Patti O’Furniture will return as hostess, and bingo winners will be treated to fabulous prize packages valued at hundreds of dollars each.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Palmetto Community Care’s ongoing mission to provide critical resources for those living with HIV in the Lowcountry by providing free HIV testing, education and other prevention resources. 

“Tickets for Gay Bingo have sold out every year since its inception, and increasing the capacity of the venue this year will allow this fabulous event to continue to grow and flourish,” said Richard Reams, director of development and marketing for Palmetto Community Care. “In addition to an evening of fun and entertainment, Gay Bingo also reminds us that the HIV/AIDs epidemic still impacts many in the Lowcountry. At Palmetto Community Care, we are constantly working toward ending this epidemic through testing, prevention and education –– and our Gay Bingo fundraiser allows us to continue to work diligently toward achieving that goal.”

During this year’s event, hostess Patti O’Furniture will once again be accompanied by a fabulous troupe of Divine Divas –– members of the Charleston community who will be transformed into drag stars for the evening. The Divine Divas will also help Palmetto Community Care raise money and participate in a choreographed number during the event. This exciting way to be a part of Gay Bingo is open to all, and spots are extremely limited. Those interested should apply online at

Gay Bingo will occur from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the Charleston Convention Center. General admission tickets will be sold for $35 starting February 8 and continuing through February 28, and will increase to $45 on March 1, and $50 on April 1. General admission tickets include bingo and entertainment. Food will be available for purchase along with a cash bar. 

For those interested in a premium experience, VIP tickets will also include access to an exclusive pre-event reception, complimentary drink tickets, and premium seating. VIP tickets will be sold for $55 starting February 8 through February 28, and will increase to $65 on March 1, and $80 on April 1. 

Reserved tables are also available ranging from $600 to $2,000. 

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit For information on sponsorships or to purchase a reserved table, contact Richard Reams, director of development and marketing, at 843-747-2273, ext. 216 or

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About Palmetto Community Care | Complete compassionate HIV care + prevention 

Palmetto Community Care has been helping those living with HIV for more than 30 years. It all started with a belief that no one living with HIV or AIDS should go without medical care, everyday resources or emotional support. We believe our continued commitment to our work here in the Lowcountry will help bring an end to the HIV epidemic through increased HIV testing, prevention and education. Free, confidential HIV/STI testing: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and until noon on Fridays. No appointment needed. For more information, visit 

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