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.

Give Till It Hurts

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Welcome to the Sisters
Drag Me to Bingo PDF Print E-mail
Games, Beer, Food, Fun, Drag Queens, Drag Nuns and More
What: Join Jack London Square and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc.® for the first-ever Drag Me to Bingo series on the Oakland waterfront! This evening of fabulous bingo fun will feature outrageous hair, sassy diva entertainers, theatrical drag performances and games galore! From shimmering baubles to sparkling tiaras, a dazzling mix of bingo prizes will be up for grabs including delectable dinners, divine wine tastings and more. Members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc.® will call numbers throughout the night with fun entertainment in between bingo games. Lungomare light eats and beer will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 and includes five bingo cards, and $1 for each additional bingo card. Also, bring your same day receipt from any Jack London Square restaurant to receive three additional bingo cards. Proceeds to benefit the charities of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc.®
Wednesday, February 18, at 7 PM
Thursday, March 19, at 7 PM
Thursday, April 23, at 7 PM
Where: Jack London Square
55 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Stilettos for Shanghai Trailer PDF Print E-mail
Pink Saturday Press Release - 12/11/2014 PDF Print E-mail
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2014
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Presents Pink Saturday 2015
SAN FRANCISCO --- The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. have voted to produce Pink Saturday in 2015. The 2015 Pink Saturday will be formatted differently than in years past. 2015 will be the 25th anniversary of Pink Saturday and The Sisters are committed to providing a fabulous and safe, multicultural, multi-gender, and intergenerational event. The Sisters please ask that while we work through this new format that both the press and community hold off on judgment with the understanding that more details will be shared in the near future.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner said, "For the past 25 years, the Sisters have provided an invaluable service by partnering with the City, the San Francisco Police Department and the community to produce Pink Saturday as part of Pride Weekend. The event is a celebration of the rich and diverse heritage of our LGBT community, and I want to thank the Sisters for their dedication to making next year’s Pink Saturday a success."
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. is a 21st Century Order of queer nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have been accused of "Ruining It For Everyone" with their habitual injection of gaiety into serious affairs including human rights, political activism and religious intolerance. The Sisters consider it their mission to "ruin" all detrimental conditions including complacency, guilt and the inability to laugh at one's self.
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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (federal tax ID number: 94-3032120) | "Go forth and sin some more!”
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