Bingay Summer Party

Sizzling summer days and steamy summer nights are well and truly here so come make a splash at our annual Bingay Summer Party!

We’re taking over The Beresford on Thursday 7 February for the ultimate summer shinding, transforming it into a tropical paradise. There’ll be inflatables, loads of Speedos and plenty of skin. We’ve got awesome prizes to giveaway so come in your best summer outfit. As always, our gorgeous hosts Charisma Belle and Naomi Palmer will be on hand, serving up hilarious stories, cheeky banter and naughty calls.

Now in its 19th big year, Bingay is a much-loved Gay Sydney institution that raises funds for ACON, NSW’s leading LGBTI health organisation. All funds raised go to programs and services that support the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people and people living with HIV in NSW.

Book early for the best seats!

Date: Thursday 7 February 2019
Time: 7pm-late
Location: The Beresford, 354 Bourke St, Surry HIlls
Tickets: Tickets: $20 all games, all night with 100% of proceeds to ACON

NB: Winners of a Bingay double pass for January can redeem their tickets to this event. Simply email your details and the unique voucher code to Maria Christodoulou at


About Bingay


Bingay is gay bingo which means there’s classic disco tunes, weird rules and penalties, outrageous antics, hilarious repartee, deliciously lewd bingo calls, and prizes that range from the silly and camp to great theatre tickets and restaurant vouchers.

Bingay hostess Charisma Belle oversees the madcap proceedings and Bingay’s long time barrel babe Naomi Palmer spins the balls and sings up a storm.

Bingay takes over the upstairs bar of The Beresford Darlinghurst on the second Thursday of every month, with each monthly event having a fabulously flamboyant theme.

Bingay’s balls first dropped in 1999, making it one of Sydney’s longest running LGBTI community events + it raises money for our HIV and LGBTI health services.

So whether you’re a regular or a novice, or a local or visitor to Sydney, if you’re up for a wonderfully camp mid-week entertainment experience, then you can’t go wrong with Bingay.

LOVE Club Gathering

The LOVE Club Gathering is a community activity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people who are 55 plus, their supporters and friends. The Gathering aims is to create a safe, respectful and welcoming space to share regular social time and activities.

All sexualities, gender identities, cultures and backgrounds are welcome.
The LOVE Club is all about maintaining connections, making new ones and building ongoing support networks. Activities may include:

  • Sharing lived experiences and stories
  • Writing, arts or music
  • Supporting physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Field trips
  • Intergenerational conversations
  • Community speakers

This is a new community initiative and one that will evolve with time and community input.
Led by community, for community!
Donations welcome

When: Every fourth Thursday of the month starting Thursday 24 January.

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Location: ACON Ground floor Café 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills

For enquiries contact
Russ Gluyas
T: (02) 9206 2017 | E:


ConversAsians in January – Resilience

ACON is delighted to announce the first ConversAsians event for 2019. ConversAsians workshops are for Asian guys who like guys discussing their issues. We aim to engage and empower our communities.

To start the year in the spirit of personal growth, we would like to invite you to reflect on your experience with being RESILIENT in the face of adversities. Challenges occur in all facets of life: work, study, friendships and relationship. When the chips are down knowing what helps you bounce back quickly is important. This workshop aims to offer you a safe space to share your opinions and learn additional strategies from fellow Asian (gay) men in a non-judgmental and relaxed environment. If you don’t know how to start a conversation, we will provide your with a framework so you can participate comfortably. Furthermore, this workshop provides a great opportunity to meet new friends and expand your social network.

Nibbles and soft drinks will be provided from 6PM. We will start at 6:30PM sharp so that we can leave enough time to have dinner together afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you at the Resilience workshop.

Happy New Year 2019!

Date & Time: Wednesday 30 Jan, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Location: ACON, 414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010


LOVE Stories


Have you ever wanted to share some of your life experiences through stories but not had the confidence? Do you have the confidence but not sure how to bring your stories to life?

Now is your chance! ACON’s LOVE Project invites you to join us for LOVE Stories. We are creating a welcoming space for all 55+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people to develop and share unique LOVE Stories through short story writing, songs and art. Family and friends of LGBTI Seniors are welcome.

Sharing stories allows people to feel connected to their personal experiences, reflect on their accomplishments and honour their unique memories.

Hosted by media personality Julie McCrossin, you will be guided through some fun and creative ways to explore and share your stories with workshops by writer and poet Ellen Van Neerven, singer songwriter Jeremy Brennan and artist Guy James Whitworth.

LOVE Stories is supported by NSW Seniors Festival and the Aurora Group and is part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras month.

This is a fully catered FREE event, donations welcome. We ask that you bring along an item that reflects love for you.

Saturday 9 February, 09:30am – 4:00pm.
Workshops run from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm, register for one or both.

Petersham Town Hall
107 Crystal St, Petersham NSW 2049

RSVP Here 
Or Contact Russ Gluyas
02 9206 2017 |