The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence–known as the LA Drag Nuns on social media–made their first public appearance at Micky’s WeHo on Friday night to “spread some community love and blessings” following the Los Angeles Dodgers controversy where the LA Sisters were removed from participating in the baseball team’s 10th Annual Pride Night event at Dodger Stadium. The LA Dodgers also snatched their Community Hero Award following complaints from some Catholic priests and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio who weighed in and referred to them as diabolical all the way from Florida.
The baseball team caved–some say, easily and swiftly–and are now facing a backslash from LGBT groups like the LA LGBT Center and LA Pride following their decision to side with religious groups and the Republican Senator.
Micky’s WeHo was packed with supporters who wanted to greet the sisters. They asked for selfies and shared a laugh over cocktails on an early Friday night.
They also attracted a media frenzy at 8857 Santa Monica Blvd. A long list of local media outlets took turns interviewing the LA Drag Nuns on the LA Dodgers controversy.
One Sister said she was overwhelmed by the love on her walk to Micky’s WeHo. She said people were clapping for her on the street.
A lot of the supporters who showed up were members from the leather community who are also known to fundraise for LGBTQ causes.
The evening was supposed to a bar crawl, but the Sisters spent most of their time at Micky’s WeHo.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence describe themselves as a charity organization and human rights activists. “Our mission is to uplift our community and all marginalized groups, especially the ones ignored by larger organizations, spiritually oriented or otherwise,” reads a recent statement. “We are queer nuns serving our people just as nuns of other cultures serve theirs. We are not solely male; our membership includes all genders, religions, and romantic affiliations. Though we both serve the transgender community and have transgender members, we are not an exclusively trans organization. We unequivocally support the rights of people born transgender. We are both silly and serious. We use our flamboyance in service to our charity work and our message, which is, ‘There is room in our world for each person to be who they are, as they are, free from shame or guilt, and alive in joy and love for their own self.”