Sister Penny Lane
What is your full Sister name?
Sister Penny Lane
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?
Date of birth?
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.
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