OUTrageous Bingo proved to be a night full of surprises. The event, which always sells out, has been held monthly, since the ’90s and supports the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh. There were tons of fun Halloween costumes, lots of prizes to be won, and baked goods for sale. It was amazing to see such a diverse crowd, with people of all ages, getting together to have a good time. Performing hit songs like “I Need a Hero” and “Blown Away,” drag queens and kings created a spectacular interactive performance that kept everyone singing along to their favorite tunes!
Hear more about our dragzzling experience below!
Murium Iqbal – Data Scientist
I didn’t know what to expect from Drag Queen Bingo when I was invited by a friend. I got there a little bit early, and saw tons of people lined up. I was definitely not imagining such a large crowd. I loved the drag show during the intermission. There was so much energy in the room when the performances started. Everyone clapped along with the songs, as the drag queens and drag king came through the aisles dancing and collecting donations. It was an incredibly positive event, and I plan to go again.
Amy Mrazek – Senior Manager, Digital & Marketing Services
My friends and I had an awesome time at OUTrageous Bingo! On top of actual bingo, they had a costume contest, special giveaways, an amateur drag show, and hilarious prizes such as a pocket-sized foldable chair. One of my lucky friends even won a cash prize! The best part was when the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, and the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, showed up to play one round with us.
Christina Lee – Web and Graphic Designer
I had never played Bingo before, and I’m happy that my first time was at OUTrageous Bingo! I really enjoyed the campy humor that pervaded the costumes, music, and performances. My highlights were playing Bingo while Mayors Bill Peduto and Bill DeBlasio were calling out the numbers, and supporting the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh by attending!