Friday, January 26, 2007

O69? - A Chorus of BINGO Players

I remember my mother and other married women in the NJ suburb I grew up in would often attend BINGO games that raised money for local charities. I dreamed of being an urbane big-city lady going to more sophisticated functions, but ironically I too would end up going BINGO games - and thoroughly enjoying myself! However, the games I go to are not in Episcopal Church Halls. The BINGO I went to on Wednesday January 24, was in a Manhattan Gay bar filled with Porn Stars, Gay Chorus Singers, Drag Queens, Cheerleaders, Cabaret and Broadway Stars. It was one of Will Clark’s Porno Bingo events at the 9th Avenue Bistro in NYC. The event that night raised funds to pay medical and funeral expenses of our beloved friend, the late Morgan Rice. Morgan was a long-standing member of the New York Gay Men’s Chorus, an AIDS activist, director of special events at Gay Men's Health Crisis, and a huge friend NYC artistic community.

Porn Stars Brandon Aguilar and Tre Xavier, Drag Divas Millie Shyaintwright, Madeline Madalaine and Trai La Trash, reining Queen of the Chorus Brenda Bond, Chorus Butch Sir Brian, Jim Brochu and Steve Schalchlin of Broadway’s Big Voice: God or Merman?, Cabaret Diva Shavonne Conroy, Alan Anderson of Team NY, Members of NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, Members of Cheer NY and many others came out to the event to show their support.

Photos: Brandon Aguilar, Will Clark & Tre Xavier, Shavonne Conroy, Brandon Aguilar, Clover Honey with Brenda Bond and Millie Shyaintwright.