Sunday, March 26, 2017

Coronation 46 - The Ballroom Blitz Revue

(L-R) Reverend Mother Diversity Rains, Sister Tora Wholes, Sister Fancy Pants

WOW, talk about glitz and glamour.  All the bling and pomp and pageantry was on display at Vancouver's Dogwood Monarchy Society's Coronation 46.  So many Emperors, Empresses, Princes, Princesses, Misters, Misses and Mizes were present for the step down and step up of Vancouver's new Emperor and Empress.  And the Vancouver Sisters were there to witness and celebrate the handover.

Huge congratulations to Emperor 45 Andrew Myte Von Bearstine Empress 45 Sienna Blaze and on a success year of volunteerism, philanthropy, community service and representing Vancouver all over North America.  The charities they dedicated their year to were Out in Schools, Health Initiative for Men and Rainbow Refugees.

Up next are Emperor 46 Tommy D and Empress 46 Jane Smokr.  You have very high heels to fill but the community is here to support you and we know you will amazing well.  Congratulations!

(L-R) Reverend Mother Diversity, Paladin Pebbles, Sister Tora, Paladin 'lil Randy, Sister Fancy

Monday, March 13, 2017

Once Again, Love is in the Air!

Join Sister Festivus and the Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and THOUSANDS of our closest friends on Sunday, August 6, 2017 on Sunset Beach for this years PRIDE MARRIAGE Celebration!
Couples from our LGBTQ2+ community will join their hands and hearts in a short, legal, public marriage ceremony.
Those who want to take part in this ground-breaking event by getting married during this very special PRIDE celebration contact Sr. Festivus Illuminata at for more information.
Already hitched? Would you like to renew your vows during the public ceremony - you are welcome too!
Show your PRIDE by displaying your LOVE at PRIDE!! <3
Please spread the love by sharing this post if you are for equal marriage rights.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Body Shaming

We all have light and dark stories that occupy our minds.  Being a Sister does not exclude us from having these stories.  Being a Sister, however, does give us a platform to promote the light stories and to help bring the dark stories to light.

Sister Visa DeKline recently shared a past story of body shaming.  As a result of posting her story on her Sister Facebook profile, it has brought attention to this unfortunate aspect of our culture.  

If you know of your local community services/programs that help address and overcome this issue, please share your contacts and your links via the Sister website and/or Sister Facebook Page.  This resource can help many members of our greater community heal.

Here is Sister Visa's story:

So I need to share a story about something that I went through many years ago. It still troubles me, and it's still something I feel shame about - so I hope that by getting it off of my chest and out into the open, I can release myself of my shame, and help others who have maybe been in the same boat to do the same.
Many years ago, when I was in my early-mid 20's - I had gone to meet up with a guy that I had met online - on one of the various chat websites. He was gorgeous - handsome, well-built, successful, and he had invited me over to his place. So off I went to meet him. When I got to his front door - he opened it, took one look at me and said "I can't even believe you think you're in the same league as me!" before slamming the door on me and leaving me standing there like an idiot. I felt awful afterwards, and to be honest - it's something I've never really recovered from. I still feel like I'm "not good enough" when it comes to dating. I still feel like I'm going to be single forever. I get scared and nervous when guys ask me if I want to meet them, because I'm afraid I'll be rejected the same way again.
One of the things I wanted to do when I became a sister was to promote body positivity, and to speak out against body shaming. But I still have trouble getting past the experience I went through. Has anybody else ever experienced this - and had trouble getting past it? It actually still brings me to tears when I think about it, and when I think about all the opportunities I've probably missed out on since then. I know it might seem like a first world problem, but I'm tired of feeling like I'm second-rate, or not good enough.

A Variety of Queers

(L-R) Reverend Mother Diversity, Paladin 'lil Randy, Friend Greta Seow

The first annual Variety of Queers Benefit Concert to raise awareness and funds for the Rainbow Refugee Society was a sell out success.

Sister Diversity Rains, Paladin 'lil Randy, and Friend of the Sisters Greta conducted the 50/50 draw for the event.  The winner received $378 as did the Rainbow Refugee Society.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence look forward to supporting the event next year!

A Day at Church to Support Bill C-6

(L-R) Paladin 'lil Randy, Aspirant Kip, Reverend Mother Diversity

It was a bleak, dreary, snowy Sunday on March 5th and yet they came out to show support for Bill C-16 which offers protection for the Trans Community.

Sister Diversity Rains, Paladin 'lil Randy, and Aspirant Kip were along with about 30 others from throughout the GVRD to let New West's Community Church in Sapperton know that they did not agree with Pastor Paul Davis’s stance on the Bill and his campaign to protect “women”.

The protestors included members of the Trans Community, their supports, and many who simply support equality for all.  There was an Anglican Minister, some Trans Community members with their CIS gender spouses, women, men, and children."