Sister Roma There's No Place Like Rome (Roma!)
"The Most Photographed Nun In The World." ™
Activist / Fundraiser / Icon
2017 Marks Sister Roma’s 30th year as one of the of most outspoken and highly visible members of the infamous Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence in San Francisco, California. Roma is recognized around the globe as an activist, fundraiser, public speaker, Master of Ceremonies, and glamorous clown. Since taking her vows she has been on the front lines in the war against HIV and AIDS as an educator, activist and fundraiser helping to raise over $1 million for the LGBTQ global community. Sister Roma is the creator and advocate of the Sisters’ Stop The Violence Campaign and most recently she gained international attention as the drag queen who took on Facebook and won - creating the #MyNameIs movement in protest of Facebook's “Real” Name Policy fighting for the right of everyone to self-identify on the world’s largest social networking platform.
One of San Francisco’s most adored personalities, Roma was elected SF Pride Community Grand Marshal in 2012, SF’s Most Notable Drag Queen and Best of the Bay’s BEST ACTIVIST in 2016. Her colorful (and sometimes off-color) humor has found her serving as Master of Ceremonies on the main stages of SF Pride, Folsom Street Fair, Castro Street Fair, and Easter in the Park where she hosts the infamous Hunky Jesus Contest. Roma travels the U.S. speaking at rallies and hosting events from coast to coast. Internationally Roma has hosted events in Berlin, Vienna, Paris and was an honored guest of Pride in Shanghai, China, and Grand Marshal of Prague Pride in the Czech Republic.
For almost 20 years Roma has worked in the adult industry and currently serves as Art Director for NakedSword/Falcon Studios Group. Her sharp wit and stunning beauty make her the perfect host of NakedSword’s Tim & Roma show, as well as a regular fixture hosting adult industry events and red carpets from the Cybersocket Awards and GAYVNs in Los Angeles to Chicago’s Grabby Awards.
Follow Roma on Facebook.com/SisterRoma, Twitter @SisterRoma, and Instagram @Sister_Roma. Learn more about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at thesisters.org.
Sister Roma - The Whole Story (interview)
Profiles in Courage and Compassion: Sister Roma
Sister Roma v. Facebook on the Huffington Post
(CNN) Facebook ‘real name” policy stirs questions around identity
Protestors Target Facebook’s ‘real name’ Policy (BBC)
Founder,The Stop The Violence campaign
Creator, #MyNameIs movement to allow users to identify authentically on Facebook.