QPP CWC Cabaret Fundraiser

More than 20 of Queensland’s top drag queens will grace the stage on Saturday July 9 for the annual CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV.

Hosted by Mother Nature at Sportsman Hotel, the evening will serve up a delicious array of drag identities from all queer Brisbane venues, as well as performances by some of Queensland’s best-loved performers from years gone by.

Shows will be held at 8, 9, 10 and 11pm, with all performers donating their services for charity.

CWC is a community event organised to raise much-needed funds for people living with HIV. The event was started in 1989 and for decades the focus of the event has stayed true to its conception. Now in its 27th year, over 200 drag queens have graced the stage, performing often for the first time in front of a crowd, to a combined audience of over 5,000 people.

“This is a very important event for our industry,” the event’s MC Betty Nature said.

“We love to give back to the community and help raise money for such a great cause.”

Acting QPP Executive Officer Jime Lemoire is excited about the upcoming event, and expressed gratitude for the continued support of CWC and all the people involved.

“The proceeds, which are donated to Queensland Positive People (QPP), help provide peer support activities that foster empowerment and resilience by enhancing self-esteem and social connectedness among our diverse, and sometimes isolated, PLHIV community,” he said.

“As we aim to end HIV transmissions in QLD, the CWC remembers and supports those living with HIV, and reminds us that HIV will remain an important focus of our communities for decades to come.”

The CWC Cabaret will be held from 7:00pm to late, Saturday 9 July at Sportsman Hotel at 130 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill. Entry is $5 at the door with proceeds going to Queensland Positive People.

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