Who are the Sisters?

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since our first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and we use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.

A Nun on Your Side


Though Sisters always want you to indulge when it comes to life (heck, it's part of our name, you know), nevertheless you want you to do it (whatever it is) safely. Below are some of our on-going campaigns that aim to keep you safe and, remember, you always
have a nun on your side.






• Play Fair
Safer sex techniques intended to give you the basics and encourage you to get informed, have fun and lose the guilt.





• Stop The Violence
Stop The ViolenceA practical guide on how to stay safer in the streets, as well as resources if you are the victim of a crime.




• QP!
Sister maeJoy's tips on how to take care of yourself during Pride, or at any time for that matter.





• Bicycling Safety
Stop The ViolenceWe're lucky to live in a city that makes it fun and easy to get around on two wheels. The Sistes want to make sure San Francisco cyclers get around safely and smoothly, so we're offering you some nunly biking wisdom.

It Gets Better

An anti-bullying message
in support of the
Trevor Project's
It Gets Better campaign.

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Welcome to the Sisters
Sisters Fireside Chat PDF Print E-mail
The Sisters Fireside Chat: The Pink Elephant in the Room
AKA: The Future of Pink Saturday
Where: Eureka Valley Rec Center
When: September 10, 2014, 6-8 Pm
Moderator: Sister Mora Lee D'Klined, Abbess/President
Meeting Secretary: Sister Desi Groan
Treasurer: Sister Anni Coq"l Doo
Chair Emeritus: Sister Selma Soul
Community Representatives:
Supervisor Scott Wiener
SFPD (Capt. Dan Perea, Officers Cross and Pandofi
CCOP (Castro Community On Patrol)
MUMC (Merchants of Upper Market and Castro)
EVNA (Eureka Valley Neighborhood Associaton)
CBD (Castro Business District)
Agenda: As the Sisters explore hosting Pink Saturday for 2015, we invite all in the community, both Castro Community MUMC members, residents, and residents of surrounding neighborhoods to join in the discussion. We all recognize that the event has evolved dramatically over the years, and this meeting will explore issues around cost (both to the city, local business, and the Sisters), Safety (of residents, event goers, and Sisters), and explore options for evolution of the event should the Sisters plan to host the event in 2015.
The Sisters have a long and cherished history of making this event a queer community event. All can agree that the atmosphere of the event has changed dramatically over the last several years. Our goal is primarily, the safety of all in attendance in and around the event footprint, and for this we rely on help from the City, SFPD, and organizations like CCOP (Castro Community On Patrol) and residents in our communities. If Pink Saturday continues as a Sister Event, we want to bring Pink Saturday back to its Queer Community Glory Days, but we can't do it without your help and input. Be prepared to tell us what worked, what didn't, but more importantly, what your suggestions might be to improve the event and make this a viable and safe community event.
Join us as we discuss the big Pink Elephant in the room, and help mold the future of your community!
It’s Big. It’s Pink. Let’s Pull Its Trunk and Whip It In to Shape
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Folsom Street Fair 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Folsom Street Fair 2014
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Kinky Boots PDF Print E-mail
Kinky Boots
December 3, 2014 -- 8pm
Broadway's new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, and Grammy® winner CYNDI LAUPER has made history with KINKY BOOTS as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score!
Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. Together they discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
For more information please visit:
www.shnsf.com/online/kinkyboots
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Project Nunway VI: Heretics of Fashion PDF Print E-mail
 

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