Newcastle’s Karumah Positive Living Centre will hold a fundraising night with a leather twist on 26 September to raise money for the long-standing organisation.

Newcastle locals and drifters from afar are invited to attend the night, to be held at Club G, in Islington, and are encouraged to come adorned in their finest leather, denim or drag.

Event organiser and Karumah Centre CEO Andrew Whitbread-Brown said response so far has been good, with a number of people expressing their excitement.

This will be the first night we’ve ever had like this, so we’re asking people to come in their leather or denim or drag and get dressed up to make it a really special night, he said.

There will be prizes on offer for the best dressed, including awards for most leather, trashiest drag, and sexiest denim. Entertainment will be provided by local DJs like Josh Spare Parts, as well as drag performances.

The main focus of the evening though will be on boosting community spirit.

It’s really about showing our support for people who are living with HIV, Whitbread-Brown said.
It’s not as out there as it used to be, so we really want to see people showing their support for their brothers and sisters.

info: Tickets for the event are $10 and can be bought from the Gateway Hotel in advance, or purchased on the night.

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