Twenty Queensland Drag Stars Set For This Year’s CWC HIV Fundraiser


More than 20 of Queensland’s top drag queens will grace the Sportsman Hotel stage next month for the annual CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV.

Hosted by Mother Nature at Sporties on May 13, the evening will dish up a delicious array of drag identities from all Brisbane queer venues, as well as performances by some of Queensland’s best-loved performers from years gone by.

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In its 28 years over 200 drag queens have graced the CWC stage, performing often for the first time in front of a crowd, to a combined audience of over 5,000 people. Shows will be held at 8, 9, 10 and 11pm with all performers donating their services for charity.

“This is a very important event for our industry. We love to give back to the community and help raise money for such a great cause,” CWC MC Betty Nature said.

Since it started in 1989, CWC has always been a community event organised to raise much-needed funds for people living with HIV.

QPP Executive Officer Simon O’Connor said the organisation is very grateful for the continuing support of the event from everyone 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 on Saturday 13 May at the Sportsman Hotel, 130 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill. Entry is $5 at the door with proceeds going to Queensland Positive People.