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50 years in 50 weeks: The Sisters' hood in 1993

50 years in 50 weeks: The Sisters' hood in 1993

By Jim Provenzano

Perhaps the most visually striking lead Arts feature of 1993 showcased the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Tim Farrell interviewed members of the drag nun collective who were banned from the March on Washington stage.

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By Scott Stiffler | September 4, 2021

LA-based, globally known drag queen Sherry Vine is always on the move, and she'll bring her wacky new song parody show to SF's Oasis Sept. 9.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 23, 2021

Drag performers across the country will be taking part in a day of action this weekend to protest voter suppression laws being adopted by Republican-led statehouses throughout the South and Midwest.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | August 10, 2021

The San Francisco Drag King Contest will commemorate its 25th year on August 22 with a rollicking show at Oasis. Drag king legend Fudgie Frottage will co-host the evening along with former presidential candidate, the fabulous Joan Jett Blakk.

By Jim Provenzano | July 27, 2021

Known for outrageous and unique performances, the late local drag performer Phatima Rude (Leigh Pankonin) will be remembered at a gathering on August 1 at Public Works.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | July 20, 2021

Oasis hosts Michael Phillis' new drag parody show, 'The Hand That Rocks the Crawford,' starring Matthew Martin as Joan Crawford in a mash-up of femme fatale '90s classic films.

By Gregg Shapiro | July 20, 2021

Is there anything gay performer and Texas-native Todrick Hall can't do? He sings. He dances. He writes songs. He acts on Broadway, in movies, and on TV. He's also an outspoken activist, and discusses his new album, 'Femuline.'


By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 31, 2021

In her new book, 'Girl Shock', Maria Konner lets it all hang out. A TV host, musician, activist and sexual adventurer, Konner has lived a colorful life and has had a great time doing so.

By Jim Provenzano | May 26, 2021

Dive in to a hundred hours of nonstop drag and more as Oaklash serves up three days and nights of performance, DJ sets and panel discussions streamed from SF's Oasis nightclub.


By Jim Piechota | May 25, 2021

Linda Simpson's epic pictorial stroll down Drag Queen Memory Lane captures that golden age of nightclub culture occupying the 1980s and '90s where creativity and fierceness combined in kaleidoscopic ways.

By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2021

Leigh Pankonin, best known as Phatima Rude, aka Sister Phatima la Dyke Van Dick/Sister Hateful Sow of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc., died May 18 while sleeping in their Portland, Oregon apartment.


By Steven Underhill | May 11, 2021

Drag fans enjoyed fun shows at Hayward's Southland Mall May 7-9, as 'RuPaul's Drag Race' stars and their hunky backup dancers put on a series of shows for fans in cars and at up-close outdoor VIP tables.

By Jim Provenzano | May 4, 2021

Whip up some tasty dishes while supporting LGBT teen education with the new Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's cookbook fundraiser for The Point Foundation.


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