Founded in San Francisco in 1979, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a global order of outrageously dressed queer “nuns” who devote themselves to community service, outreach to those on the edges, human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. Today they have houses throughout the US and in many other countries. In 1983 The Sisters worked closely with Hank Wilson to organize the first AIDS Candlelight Vigil. The Sisters canonized Hank Wilson as a saint in December 2000, and perform a ritual in the Thanks to Hank movie declaring Hank the Patron Saint of Housing Justice, Plague Survivors, Queer Underdogs, and Compassionate Action.
In this picture: Sister Amor Ah Quality, Sister Chola de Dah, Sister Dana Van Equity, Sister Flora Goodthyme, Sister Hellen Wheels, Sister Jezebelle, Sister Mary Timothy, Sister Nova Aggra, Sister Saki Tumi and Sister Yeshe Did.