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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.

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Cleanliness is next to, well, you know. So when you want to get rid of the stuff cluttering your domicile think about dropping if off at Community Thrift. Not only do you get a tax write off but your favorite charity (The Sisters) gets a portion of what you donate.

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Items can be donated every day at
623 Valencia St, SF,
from 10am to 5pm.


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Saint Ho's Up

Aka: Naomi Akers
Sainted: April 22, 2012, Hayseed Harlots fundraiser at Rebel

Naomi Akers has served as executive director of the St. James Infirmary, which provides free medical and social services for sex workers of all genders, since 2006, and has been a tireless advocate for people in sex work locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to her work for St. James, Naomi is also a long-serving member of San Francisco's Department of Public Health's HIV Research Section's Community Advisory Group. In addition, Naomi has worked on behalf of Mayor's Task Force on Hepatitis C, and has served on the UN/World Health Organization panel looking at Global Perspectives on Sex Work and HIV. Additionally, Naomi is well regarded as a national leader on issues related to harm reduction. Outside her activism on issues related to sexual health, Naomi has been an ardent support of needle exchange programs and a major supporter of increased access to recovery services. In this year, Naomi celebrates her 10th Anniversary as community member and staff person at St. James.


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