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Mt Vernon Pride Kickoff
Sisters Gay Bitch Milkshake, Fagatha Hardness, and Mothra Stewart as well as Guard Dogg (née Sr Toggaf Tuls Reeuq) attended the first anual Pride festival, “Pride Kick Off,” in Mt Vernon Illinois on Saturday May 27th! New organization, OUT Mt Vernon, sponsored the event at the Rolland Lewis building in the Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday afternoon.
Local vendors, community organizations, open and affirming churches, Cuban sandwiches, and a DJ made for a festive event. Swag was gathered, purchases were made, raffles were won, and lots of selfies were taken. One table even offered STI roulette—while “winning” at that game was definitely a bit sketch, the information and removal of stigma about STIs was on point. Sr Mothra’s spin landed on Chlamydia; no one is surprised.
Congratulations to Alexia Stallon, their mom, and the volunteer crew at OUT Mt. Vernon for putting together such a great event! Pride in Southern Illinois is officially kicked off!
YALL! CHWA -Cottage Hills Wrestling Alliance really loves them some Queer nuns!
Sister Jewnita Hug, Sister Gay Bitch Milkshake and Sister Marjorie Arcana were all invited out to their May Day wrestling event over in Edwardsville IL on Sunday! (These hoes get around.) We were joined by the amazing as always Father Alan who is always a welcome guest of the Sisters. We love them a ton!
As soon as we walked in the door they treated us like royalty. We were ushered in to front row seating, we had wrestlers stop by before they got in the ring to let us know they love us, they thanked us for our service to community and one even bowed. We were very touched by all the love shown. We were shown just as much love before the event started as we were shown after.
They made our job easy when it came to making safe space letting us know there is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bigotry, homophobia, transphobia, racism, etc. They told us if anyone gave us grief let them know and they would address it immediately.
The matches were exciting and had alot of heart. Father Alan GOT THEIR ENTIRE LIFE THAT NIGHT AND WE LOVED TO SEE IT! We won't lie we did too. These folks are some of the best most caring people you could meet and they are absolutely dedicated to sharing their art with all with a special emphasis on creating safe space and being inclusive.
There's also alot of rich history and dynasty to the organization. They really are a family.
Thank you for inviting the SOIL Sisters to attend. Yall treated us like Queens. We felt all the love. We will be back.
(It's a given, Sister Marjorie loves her some wrestlers.)
Sister Jewnita Hug and Sister Marjorie Arcana had the distinct privilidge and honor of being asked to volunteer at Pearl's. A concert put on by Charis The St Louis Women's Chorus for their 30th anniversary this past Saturday!
They were so excited to be there! Sister Jewnita and Sister Marjorie helped lead people into the concert hall, informed confused Opera patrons where to go for their even, handed out information and surveys. Then during intermission they helped hand out strands of Pearl's to the audience members in attendance! Sister Jewnita even sang for a performance that night!
Charis is such a staple in the St. Luis community, they promote diversity and safe space for everyone including the Queer community over in St. Louis. Not only that, they give such soul to their performance!
Sister Marjorie and Sister Jewnita were super honored to be invited out to help and we look forward to helping out with Charis concerts and events in the future!
Thank you for inviting the SOIL Sisters to your concert. You all were amazing, you all are talented and we were moved by your artistry and song!
Sister Mothra Stewart delivered the “Welcoming” at the Southern Illinois University Lavender Graduation, celebrating the university’s LGBTQ graduates. A record number of queer and trans students registered for this year’s Lavender Graduation. In 2022, Sr Mothra delivered a benediction for the ceremonies, giving a few on the campus a bit of indigestion. Apparently, some in the SIU community feel that a clown-drag nun delivering a blessing undercuts the solemnity of a serious graduation celebration.
This year, as the university deals with a staffing scandal in its Student Multicultural Resource Center, including the loss of its very successful LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator, Sr Mothra took advantage of the opportunity in “welcoming” the graduates to remind the community how to keep the queer in LGBTQ QUEER.
Leaning into the history of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and her involvement with Gay Spirit Visions, the moth nun called on graduates to reclaim spirit in whatever ways that resonated for them and to resist calls for the community to assimilate and yield to a respectability politics. Noting the 650+ pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation being considered in 46 states this year, alone, Sr Mothra called on graduates to continue their hard work by fighting for true diversity, equity, and inclusion.
She then schmoozed with some of the very university administrators who have tried to “tone down” the fabulousness of the campus queer community, and she took lots of selfies with graduates and their families/supporters. It was a fabulous time that never lost its focus on celebrating SIU’s LGBTQ graduates. It’s a good thing!