Birthdays can from time to time be a drag. But finding older can also be drag-alicious if you are like Visible AIDS executive director Esther McGowan and POZ Magazine handling editor Jennifer Morton, a previous longtime board member of Visible AIDS. They’re celebrating forthcoming Could birthdays with a stunning virtual drag bingo party—and we’re all invited! The celebration will be manufactured even additional fabulous for the reason that the stunning, substantial-profile, New York Metropolis queen Linda Simpson is hosting the festivity.

The Virtual Bingo Bash commences on May possibly 19 at 8 p.m. EDT, and it is also a fundraiser, with all the proceeds likely to Visual AIDS. Visible AIDS is a nonprofit business that uses art to spark dialogue about HIV and AIDS, the continuing HIV pandemic, and the legacy of AIDS, while also supporting artists living with HIV.

“It’s been a challenging year—we’ve all been affected [by the COVID-19 pandemic] in diverse methods, some more than other individuals,” Morton reported, “but we have all been as a result of it. We all will need to laugh and rejoice, so I believed, let’s have a birthday get together!”

“So, this is the way it operates,” McGowan described. “It’s a $25 donation to Visual AIDS, and you make the donation straight as a result of the donation website page, so you are going to get the comprehensive tax write-off. You don’t have to get worried about Jennifer and me trying to keep the cash!” Each and every $25 donation entitles the visitor to just one bingo card, so the a lot more you donate, the extra prospects to get. Company need to register by May well 16, and the Zoom hyperlink and bingo cards will be emailed the working day of the party.

The glowing shindig will be hosted by the legendary Linda Simpson, regarded not only for her drag wonderful, her 30 a long time as a New York performer, and her scorching-providing e book, The Drag Explosion, but also her live bingo extravaganzas, which she’s taken on-line in the earlier 12 months. Simpson will be assisted by the charming and pretty Curtsy. Curtsy is also known as Curtis Carman, a visible artist and artist member of Visible AIDS.

And what could you gain? “All my bingo video games aspect quite exciting prizes,” Simpson explained, “kind of ‘where’d-you-get-all those?’ kooky enjoyable things. And with Curtsy staying our personal Vanna White demonstrating off prizes, it’s likely to be a real group-pleaser.” All prizes will be mailed to the winners.

Though they hope to increase a pleasant wad of money for Visible AIDS, McGowan and Morton are really just out for birthday thrills. As Morton reported, “However much revenue we make, the celebration is definitely just an excuse to get alongside one another and have a good time. The dollars is just icing on the cake. Icing on the birthday cake!”

To show up at the soiree and bingo your tiny coronary heart out, sign-up for Jennifer & Esther’s Virtual Bingo Birthday Bash by earning a tax-deductible donation to Visible AIDS. To discover out about upcoming art exhibitions and other events for Visual AIDS, pay a visit to their web-site.