Sunday, March 11, 2018

REVIVAL: A Gospel Review

(L-R) Sister Fancy, Whoopsie Daisy, Reverend Mother Diversity, Paladin "lil Randy and Friend Ilena Cramer

The New Westminster community is strong and vibrant and they came out to support REVIVAL: A Gospel Review, a night of entertainment fun with proceeds benefiting Last Door Recovery and EPAMA.  The Sisters were on hand to help sell raffle tickets as well as hand out the prizes.

REVIVAL was organized by Whoopsie Daisy, an amazing community leader who's faith and calling led her to develop this fundraiser, now in it's 3rd year.  There were amazing drag queens Hope Diamond, Princess Desree Knight Niis Miou and Alma Bitches performing some incredible and funny numbers as well as live performances of the gospel nature and pop nature.  The event was an intimate evening that raised $400.  As Whoopsie said "That's funds that these organizations did not have this morning."  So amazing to see so many different facets of this community come out to support each other.

Well done Whoopsie and New Westminster!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Pride Night at UBC

Reverend Mother Diversity Rains with ONETWU Representative

A fun and testosterony night was had at Pride Night at UBC!  The men's and women's UBC Thunderbirds took on Trinity Western University while being cheered on by the Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association and fundraising for Qmunity!

The VGVA runs volleyball games year round and provides a safe space for our community members to spank balls and run around in hot shorts and sweaty clothes and grunt and be all butch-like.  Tonight, they reached out to the Sisters to help with their fundraising efforts for Qmunity.  In between very short breaks of play, the Sisters and members of VGVA raised $370!  Thank you VGVA!

University can be a very transformative time in our lives and in this day and age, it is still not the safest place to be out.  Thankfully, there are support groups like The Pride Collective at UBC and ONETWU at Trinity Western.  Thank you to the students for volunteering your time to support and protect our community and creating safe, inclusive spaces, while studying to be future leaders of our community!

As the Sisters reach out to the multitude of sub-communities in our community, it is with JOY that we see familiar faces.  It shows that our community is not so segregated.  We saw friends that we have seen at other fundraising events for HIV/AIDS, homeless and Women's March.  So wonderful to see our community supporting the full breath of our community!  The Sisters can add to our moto "One JOY, More JOY, Always JOY, Everywhere JOY!"

Reverend Mother Diversity Rains, Morgane Oger (Community Leader and Politician) and Sister Fancy Pants

Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy Joyous Holidays!

As the Winter Solstice pervades the land, may fairies join in chorus with the Angels, Saints, and Nuns of the Above rippling LOVE and JOY to all.

May this season emit the promulgation of Universal JOY, the expiation of stigmatic guilt and the service to one another and all members of our communities, embellished through heart-felt giving and activism, making a difference.

Be safe, be friendly, be joyful!  Blessings abound for you, yours and all of of us!

-Reverend Mother Diversity Rains

Monday, December 18, 2017

AIDS Vancouver plays a special role in providing quality health care to people affected by HIV/AIDS living in the Lower Mainland. It is clearly more than just a community health care organization. It is an organization whose presence and continued strength is essential to the quality for life of this community and of each individual and family who draws on its services.

It was a great JOY for Sister Festivus Illuminata to bring the SPIRIT of the SEASON through music to those who attended this years Annual Holiday Grocery. "It was so much fun to work with these amazing volunteers as they spread JOY with their happy smiling faces as so many folks came through the doors to pick up a hamper to make their season bright!! ~ Sr. Festivus.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

WagonBurner's 2-Spirit Convention

Reverend Mother Diversity Rains, Desree Knight, Shelley Volante, Sister Koo-Koo and Novice Sister Kay Nine

The Sisters attended the GVNCS' annual WagonBurner's 2-Spirit Convention 2017 "Winter Masquerade".  This annual event brings together members of the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society and their friends as a fundraiser for their Elder's Fund.  This event provides their community members who do not have anywhere to go, a place to call home and a place to celebrate the holidays with friends.  

Entertainment was provided by local royalty drag artists as well as Juno Award winner Murray Porter.  Legacy Princess 40, Desree Knight provided catering and fed everyone a delicious meal and also took the stage!

Tonight was also Novice Sister Kay Nine's debut.  Already a community member and avid supporter of the GVNCS, Novice Sister Kay Nine now brings another level of support to this amazing organization!

To find out more about the GVNCS, check out their Facebook Page at: