Who We Are

We are your Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, founded in San Francisco in 1979, have become a worldwide movement, with orders of queer nuns springing up across the planet fighting for the promulgation of omniversal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. The Weird City Sisters are the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence of Austin, founded June 2012.

We reflect our city and its values.

Every order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence expresses the unique culture in which it is born through specialized rituals, organization, and appearance. The Weird City Sisters exemplify Austin’s freewheeling sensibility through our fast-and-loose rules and our Disco Mary Coronet. Our coronet includes a nun’s veil, a crown of roses, and a Byzantine halo made from a gold record, meant to represent our city’s status as Live Music Capital of the World.

We work to promote queer health and well-being in Austin.

We never manifest without our signature “bliss kits,” packets of materials for safer sex. Our mission is a combination of harm reduction and the removal of stigma. We are nuns, and we do the work that “nun realness” is forbidden to do: we amuse, protect, acknowledge, and love everyone in the QILTBAG communituy.

We raise money for fellow LGBTQ-oriented charities in Austin.

We host fundraising events, carry buckets, sell spankings, and are generally available to team up with local charities that serve our community. We’re proud to have worked with Project Transitions, AIDS Services of Austin, OutYouth, Care Communities, C.A.R.E., QueerBomb and other organizations making a difference in the queer community.

We Have a Mission Statement:

The Weird City Sisters are an order of revolutionary queer nuns dedicated to the promulgation of omniversal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. We devote ourselves to community service, harm reduction ministry, outreach to those on the edges, and human rights.

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