Sister Penny Lane

E-mail Address?
pennycostal@thesisters.org

What is your full Sister name?
Sister Penny Lane

Other aliases.
His Most Imperial Majesty, Emperor XXXIII John-Richard, The Bare Hug Emperor
High Priest Toot'n Poop'n
Sr Penny Costal

Date you joined the Order?
March 1994 

Date of birth?
3/13/62 

Hometown?
New Albany, Mississippi

When did you discover your calling?
My desire to help make the world a better place started when I was 8 years old, in my second hometown, where I spent my formative years , Memphis, Tennessee. I was watching the Jerry Lewis Telethon and decided that I wanted to help out. I got a bucket and went door to door solicitating donations. My mother was so impressed that she decided I needed a reward. She bought us tickets to a fundraiser called "Shower of the Stars" a Danny Thomas fundraiser for Saint Jude's Hospital in Memphis. Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack, including Sammy Davis, Jr.(he sang the Candy Man!), Tote Fields, Phyllis Diller, Nancy Sinatra, Jerry Lee Lewis... and I can't even remember the rest. I haven't been the same since! 

Sponsor in the Order?
Sister Lily White 

Why did you join?
I wanted to be able to fully express my convictions in a loving and comical way and to have an avenue, to be a role model for a healthy, positive and stable queer lifestyle. 

Major projects with the Order.

  • President 1997

  • Vice President/Novice Mistress 1995 and 1996

  • Board of Directors/Member at Large 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2001

  • Co-Chair to the First Bi-Annual International Conclave in Paris 1997

  • Teeny Queen Pageant for underaged transgender and questioning youth

  • Wig Drive for The American Cancer Societies' "Look good, Feel Better" program

  • Every Penny Counts Penny Drive

  • SF MotherHouse formal habit design


Goals and aspirations?
To make everyone feel they belong. 

Rules by which I believe.
"It's what you learn after you know everything that counts!" Zen Buddhist Saying 

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