Drag Queen Stella D’Oro featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Feb 1, 2023 | AIDS Fund

Drag Queen Stella D’Oro, otherwise known as AIDS Fund’s Associate Director Tim Johnson, shows the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Stephanie Farr how GayBINGO is a blast and incredibly important all at once.

Drag queen Stella D’Oro, a ‘bingo verifying diva,’ keeps the party going at GayBINGO

Meet Tim Johnson, associate director of the AIDS Fund, and his drag queen persona, Stella D’Oro , a longtime bingo verifying diva for GayBINGO. * If the name sticks: “My drag name has always been Stella D’Oro. At the time I chose it I was working at Wegmans in pricing and was putting price tags on Stella D’Oro breadsticks.”

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