I never thought I would paraphrase Prez Ronald Reagan, but here goes: â€śMr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall (Street)!â€ť The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence gathered in Harvey Milk Plaza on Oct. 15 to rally and join the lively SF Occupy Wall Street contingent downtown in front of the Fed Bank.
Sister Vicious Power Hungry Bitch held a giant cross made of poster board with the words: â€śWhat would Jesus say?â€ť and the answer: â€śTax the rich!â€ť
We even had our own personal Jesus to occasionally hang from the cross, with a sign around his neck: â€ś99%.â€ť Activist Tommi Avicolli Mecca as Robin Hood strummed his guitar and sang a protest song encouraging people to â€śrob from the rich and give to the poor.â€ť
Signs Sister Saw: â€śForeclose the Fed;â€ť â€śThe Gay Community Is Paying More Taxes and Getting Fewer Rights;â€ť â€śFox News is the 1%;â€ť and â€śGays against Greed.â€ť A woman on a bullhorn accused the Beltway Media of demanding little sound bites to say what Occupy Wall Street wanted. She said she wanted to have a conversation about not outsourcing jobs to China and India; against exorbitant student loans crushing any chance of repayment and gaining good credit; ending millionaire tax breaks; saving social welfare and health programs; and concentrating on jobs not eliminating gay marriage and abortion. We all sang We Shall Overcome and Give Peace a Chance before taking off in our huge protest march. We chanted, â€śWhose streets?
Our streets!â€ť and â€śBanks got bailed out; we got sold out!â€ť This nun felt truly alive!
Iâ€™m thrilled to report that no one got arrested during our Beatification Celebration for the memorial to Sister Mysteria (1952-2011) of The Holy Order of the Broken Hymen of The SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. We took over the streets of Castro sans permit for a movable feast of sainthood for the late Sister, â€śStations of the Mysteria Cross,â€ť drinking vodka from water bottles (as she was wont to do) and dining on dark chocolate for our communion. This very first biological woman in the SPI organization was canonized by SPI as â€śPatron Saint of Fag Hags, Faux Queens, False Eyelashes, and Fingerless Gloves.â€ť Speaking of voddie and chocolate, the Northern California LGBT VIP Chocolat Razberi Launch Party at The CafĂ© last week introduced the newest Stoli flavor to queer quaffers. Deeeeelushes!
Three Choices for Halloweenie Fun
MASQUEROTICA: A sinful, sensual soirĂ©e by SF 4 SF at SF Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street at Brannan, Saturday Oct .22, 8pm â€“ 4am. I have grown tired of seeing one of the queer communityâ€™s favorite holidays become an unsafe and perilous experience, so I gladly report folks have teamed up to take back Halloween and deliver a world class event to Ess Eff. With the demise of Castro Street as a safe and welcoming party destination, MASQUEROTICA now becomes a cornucopia of the sex positive, combined with the musical, theatrical, and mixed-gender communities under one roof for one night with nine areas to explore. So much better than the creepy homophobic gawkers at Exotic Erotic Ball. Expect to see Sister Roma, Chi Chi Larue, and Suzan Revah. Itâ€™s 21+ and mandatory costumes. More info at masquerotica.com/fresh.
TRANNYSHACK HALLOWEEN: On Oct. 29 at DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street, Heklina and Peaches Christ return to the stage for their 5th annual holiday extravaganza, â€śHalloween: A Party!â€ť These two best ghoul-friends join forces to create a Halloween party so fantastically frightening you'll never forget it, no matter how hard you try! This yearâ€™s party features a special surprise guest star/celebrity costume contest judge - a heavy metal drummer once married to a bona-fide faux queen. They are mixing outrageous creativity, a gigantic horror-themed drag show, and ghoulish dancing with terrifying results in a safe space. The party is for all kinds of partygoers 21+ looking to celebrate the traditional spirit of Halloween = trannies! The evening will feature an 11 pm drag show performed by the darkest divas of Trannyshack. For info: peacheschrist.com.
UNMASKED: The annual GLBT Historical Society Gala, Thursday, Oct. 27, VIP reception: 6 â€“ 7pm; gala: 7 â€“ 9pm, Green Room at San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center is a social high point of the year for members and friends of the Bay Area GLBT community. Gala will feature entertainment, passed food, and a hosted bar. Special guests who have made notable contributions to the GLBT community will attend, as will many community leaders and local elected officials. A silent auction will offer queer historic photos and memorabilia, travel, wines, fine dining packages, and other lots donated by generous supporters of the GLBT Historical Society. Taking part in the gala as honored guests will be representatives from the Bay Areaâ€™s annual queer marches: San Franciscoâ€™s Pride Parade, Dyke March, Trans March, and Oaklandâ€™s Sisters Steppinâ€™ in Pride. Other special guests who have made notable contributions to the queer community also will attend: ground-breaking organizers Phyllis Lyon and JosĂ© Sarria, Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin, novelist and queer arts advocate Michelle Tea, and military-equality advocate Joseph Rocha.
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