Tag: <span>Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence</span>

21 Nov

Stilettos For Shanghai Draws San Francisco’s Drag Celebrities

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were at it again, raising money for the funding of their film Stilettos of Shanghai, a film about Seven Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their Pope who visited China in June to continue their battle for human rights at Shanghai’s Gay Pride celebration. The entire trip was filmed by filmmaker Monet Allard who needs some help to finish up the film. CLICK HERE to donate and check out Pollo Del Mar with Sister Roma at the fundraising event.

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17 Nov

Project Nunway 666: Heretics of Fashion With @SisterRoma And @PeachesChrist

Just had to share with you our fun from Saturday night’s Project Nunway 666: Heretics of Fashion. We apologize for the heads in the way and for the shakiness, there was a huge crowd in the building to see a great show. Don’t miss it next year.

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15 Sep

@SisterRoma Faces Off With Facebook With Protest

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It’s been all over social media and the internet, Facebook is targeting drag queens in their latest effort of “identity validation.” But one queen has stood up and said “Oh No She Betta Don’t” to Facebook, Sister Roma. She took a few minutes out of her busy day to speak with us about the whole ordeal. She told us it all started with the notification that she had to change her name. When she wanted to get in touch with someone about the policy she said it was near impossible to get in touch with them.

She submitted her inquiry to Facebook, received the “thank you” notification and thought it would end there. She ended up getting a call from Facebook and they’re setting up a phone meeting with the executive in charge of the policy that started this whole ordeal. The exciting part is Sister Roma has also been contacted by David Campos, Attorney and Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, who asked for information on her side of the story.

Facebook has asked the performers to update their profiles to their “real names” and establish pages for their drag personas. Since the pages receive less viewership and require payment to “boost” the posts, there are obvious financial motivations behind Facebook’s newest venture, however, as Sister Roma put it, “I’m an activist and a fundraiser and the way I use Facebook is to raise awareness on social issues,” and “all of this honestly is just trying to do my work as a sister.”

When people who know Sister Roma look for Sister Roma on social media, they don’t look for her alter ego Michael Williams, who we thought had stolen Sister Roma’s identity, they look for the iconic Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, Roma. It’s also important to remember, altruistic figures like Roma are not the only people who could be affected by a policy like this. There are people who’s identity must be hidden from abusers or the like. As she said, “this is not just about a bunch of drag queens bitching about their stage names…”

There is a Change.org petition out to help get this issue resolved, be sure to sign and share with friends and family. We also found it interesting that our own personal Facebook profile is not our legal name as we have combined our names together to share our profile, no one has come after us… yet. But we’re sure if they do, we’re running to Sister Roma and her massive influence for help. Be prepared for an impromptu march to the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park.

UPDATE:

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS. We need bodies. PLEASE SHARE.
We are mobilizing! PROTEST THE LEGAL NAME POLICY at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park on Tuesday 11am. Meet at 9:30 am, Safeway parking lot on Market and Church. Dress in your CHOSEN identity. Bring signs, bullhorns. Make some noise. Expect press. WE NEED BODIES TO SHOW THEM WE ARE REAL. Please share. Use the Hashtag #MyNameIs_______.#MyNameIsRoma
16 Jul

Flying Nun, @SisterIndicia

Ready for OutFest Los Angeles, Los Angeles based Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, Sister Indicia does this black and white with a splash of silver look gloriously!