LGBTQ Online Forum: COVID-19 & Our Communities

ACON will be hosting a live online information session to explore coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on sexuality and gender diverse communities on Monday 6 April 3pm – 4.30pm. The forum will include experts from community, public health and medicine, who will talk through issues, answer questions and provide better clarity, so that we can work together to confront this crisis.

Guest speakers:

Professor Andrew Grulich
Professor HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program
The Kirby Institute, UNSW

Jane Costello
CEO, Positive Life NSW

Dr Justin Koonin
President, ACON

Dr Brad McKay
General Practitioner

Facilitated by:

Maeve Marsden
Writer, Performer, Producer and Director

When: Monday 6 April 2020

Time: 3pm-4.30pm

Where: Virtual Event via Zoom

Register to attend here

Bingay | ACON Fundraiser



Due to the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the potential risk this has on our communities, Bingay will be suspended for the next two months.

This means our April Bingay (16 April) and our May Bingay (14 May) have both been cancelled.

We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide an update of our June Bingay in due course.

This decision was not made lightly but the health and wellbeing of our punters, supporters, fans, employees, volunteers, venue and production staff, and event partners are of the utmost priority.

We appreciate your understanding.

People who have purchased tickets to our April Bingay can re-schedule to a future event or get a full refund. Ticket holders will be contacted.

ACON is offering advice to assist with informed decision-making based on your personal circumstances. Go here.

Good advice is available at NSW Health and this information will have updates as they come to hand so we suggest you check frequently to ensure you are up-to-date.

We want to say thank you to everyone for your continued support for Bingay.

We are so grateful for your love and support, and we look forward to entertaining you all again very soon.



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 LGBTQ community events + it raises money for our HIV and LGBTQ 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.

For more information and bookings, visit the Bingay website here