Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Promulgating Universal Joy
The first appearance of The Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence of Las Vegas was at the 2006 Black & White Party. That appearance began a quiet stir of curious controversy. Who are those mad queens and why do they look like that? Very few had any idea of what we were or what we represented.
Now, more than three years later, most of this community knows exactly who and what we are. Multitudes have opened their minds, their hearts and their wallets to us. This community accepts us for what we represent. They see how we handle ourselves (and sometimes others) when we "manifest" to do our public ministry. What ministry, you say? Well, let’s discuss that. We preach safer sex. We also practice it. We teach understanding. Not of us, but of humanity. We Listen, We Talk. We comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. We attempt to personify neutrality, earn and hold trust and allow ourselves to be "used," wherever and whenever, for what we deem worthy causes while never taking ourselves so seriously that we forget to have fun. In addition, our local House has created a unique mission: the Sisters AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have a long history (30 years next April) in the world at large. The first Sisters ministered to, and eased the pain of, so many who were dying from the disease we now call HIV/AIDS. They then grew and strengthened and moved on to include activism for human rights as part of their calling.
There are currently more than 45 "Houses" internationally and we all share the same mission: Expiate Stigmatic Guilt and Promulgate Omniversal Joy. What?!? The white on our faces represents death or doom, be it physical or spiritual. The colors and jewels each Sister chooses to decorate herself with show the strength and determination they bring to share with any and all. Our garb shows that we are not ashamed to be as much as we can be, that we have overcome the guilt driven into so many of us as we grew up. No Guilt, No Shame. As for Joy, don’t you find yourself smiling when you see a Sister?!?