Sister Roma honored on ground of California state legislature

(KRON) — San Francisco drag icon Sister Roma was honored on the ground of the California State Legislature on Monday as an official Satisfaction Month honoree. Sister Roma is a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an LGBTQ advocacy group whose members costume as drag variations of nuns.

The group has been underneath the highlight of late after they have been invited to the Los Angeles Dodgers Satisfaction evening after which uninvited, apparently underneath stress from out-of-state conservatives like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Nevertheless, following a public backlash, the Dodgers reinvited the Sisters to Satisfaction Night time.

“For 44 years, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have given love, laughter, and assist to the LGBTQ+ neighborhood,” learn a press release on the CA State Legislature’s web site. “The sisters have stood and fought with us when nobody else would.”

“The California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus is proud to honor Sister Roma for her tireless work elevating tens of millions of {dollars} to assist HIV/AIDS sufferers, in addition to creating the ‘Cease the Violence’ marketing campaign to boost consciousness about assaults on members of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood,” the assertion continued. “We stay up for giving her the popularity she deserves on the State Capitol.”

A photograph posted by State Sen. Matt Haney confirmed Sister Roma on the capital standing between Haney and fellow SF Democratic State Sen. Scott Wiener.

“Scott Wiener and I have been proud to honor @SisterRoma on the ground of the legislature as we speak as our Satisfaction month honoree,” Haney tweeted. “A well timed and deserved honor for a cherished, one-of-a-kind neighborhood chief.”

Drag performers like Sister Roma have been the topic of scrutiny in lots of elements of the nation not too long ago with sure states even legislating legal guidelines limiting or prohibiting drag efficiency. In San Francisco, the place drag has lengthy been accepted, town not too long ago unveiled its first Drag Laureate.

Celebrated SF drag icon Heklina, who died earlier this yr in London, was additionally honored within the capital on Monday.

“Scott Weiner and I honored posthumously for her trailblazing iconic management and extraordinary contributions to the LGBTQ neighborhood, drag neighborhood and San Francisco,” Haney tweeted, together with a photograph of him and Weiner holding an image of Heklina.

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