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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Eve of NYE PDF Print E-mail
Eve of NYE
December 30th, 2014 : 8pm-2am
1192 Folsom, San Francisco, California
$10-$20 Donation
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Underground Nomads present an Eve of NYE Extravaganza and benefit.
Tickets: https://squareup.com/market/electricvardo/eve-of-nye-underground-nomads-sisters-of-perpetual-indulgence
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Underground Nomads present an Eve of NYE Extravaganza and benefit.
Every time we have a 5th Tuesday, the Underground Nomads crew take the opportunity to support a good cause that we believe in.
Join us for an Eve of New Year's Eve celebration in honor of our co-founder Cheb ii Sabbah - celebrating his life and music - and a celebration For and With the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, A Welcome Home party for Sister Mable Syrup and benefit for The Sisters and Circles of Empowerment.
The night will include an extended lineup of dance performances and dancefloor beats with DJ Pusspuss, DJ Amar Solunamar and DJ Feral.
Featuring Jill Parker & Little Egypt, FatChanceBellyDance, Nathalie Tedrick, Lúlu Stone, Tatyana, Amberetta & Laila Astar ... PLUS ...Sister Rose Mary Chicken, Sister Hera Sees Candy & Lady Red Bush
We will have a special dedication and altar in honor of Cheb i Sabbah.
Let this be your New Year's celebration, have an enjoyable night and support a good cause (2 good causes, actually. Proceeds benefit The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence And Circles Of Empowerment
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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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