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

Use our secured method to leave us a tax-deductible donation so that we can further our vows to spread universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt by providing grants to nonprofits that promote wellness, identity, tolerance and diversity in our communities.

 

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The Future of Pink Saturday PDF Print E-mail
The Sisters' mission to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt is what prompted us to throw Pink Saturday, a party designed to bring the LGBTQ community together in a safe place where they could celebrate. In the last several years, the demographics and size of the crowd have changed dramatically, and the impact on the neighborhood and the event goers has become increasingly negative.
We are working with the City to explore whether the Sisters will produce the event in the future and, if so, to address the substantial changes that will be needed to ensure the safety of the Castro residents, event goers, and the surrounding neighborhoods before, during, and after the event.
A community meeting will be held in mid-September that will be open to the public, with the date and time TBD. We welcome all to attend and look forward to an exchange where we can hear the concerns, challenges, and issues surrounding Pink Saturday. Once we combine that feedback with the information we already have, we can draft a plan of action surrounding the future of Pink Saturday.
Blessings
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.
 
Up Your Alley 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Up Your Alley 2014
Sunday, July 27, 11am - 6pm
On Dore Alley between Howard and Folsom, continuing on Folsom from 9th to Juniper and the adjoining block of 10th St.
$10 suggested donation at the gates
The smaller, and some say the more local and intimate, of the two Folsom Street fairs, Up Your Alley's gates will once again be "manned" by Sisters to collect your donations. On your way in give us a squeeze, a pinch or a goose - but be sure to give it until hurts - before entering San Francisco's street party for the leather, kink and alternative adult lifestyle communities. Funds collected help support a multitude of San Francisco-based and national charities.
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