of perpetual indulgence

promulgating universal joy and expiating stigmatic guilt since 2016

our mission

The Blue Suede Sisters is a group of 21st century drag nuns and a House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve, promote social awareness, educate, enlighten, and advocate for those in need of a shoulder to lean on. Our tools are irreverent humor and self expression. And make up… and dresses… and heels… and rubber chickens covered in glitter.

what we do

We use our outrageous appearance as a vehicle to educate the public on safer sex issues, fight for queer rights and visibility, address women’s issues, bring to light the needs of homeless youth, and support other community organizations that share our vision.

the organization

Although the San Francisco House (founded in 1979) is often referred to as the “Mother House”, the Sisters have no central seat of power and no single ruling body. Each House is an autonomous, unique group with its own Habits, culture, and rules. Just as the San Francisco House is a reflection of the culture that surrounds it, so the Blue Suede Sisters is a reflection of its own environment. For more information please visit thesisters.org.

upcoming EVENTS

Blue Suede Sisters Queer Movie Fest

Throughout the month of June

BSS Movie Fest flyer

FREE ADMISSION

DeMoir Books & Things
739 N White Station Road in Memphis

All shows start at 7 PM
Ages 13-18

June 1
Paris is Burning (1990)

June 8
Love, Simon (2018)

June 15
The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

June 22
But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

June 30
Growing Up Coy (2016)

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

JUNE 4

Museum of Science & History
3050 Central Ave in Memphis

Saturday, June 4, 2022

The Sisters will manifest at 10:30 AM for the opening of the exhibit

Memphis Pride Fest

JUNE 4

2022 memphis pride fest

Mid-South Pride

Robert Church Park
Beale & S 4th Streets
The Sisters will manifest at the festival around 1 PM

Pulaski Pride Celebration

JUNE 11

Pride Flag www.gwi-boell.de

Pulaski’s 2nd Annual Pride Celebration
Giles County Agriculture Park
2014 Elkton Pike in Pulaski, Tennessee

Saturday, June 11, 2022
1 PM to 9 PM

Cocktails and Chemistry with the Blue Suede Sisters

3rd Friday of each month July to September

Cocktails and Chemistry

Museum of Science & History
3050 Central Avenue in Memphis

6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
This is a 21+ event
Childcare is available
Tickets available through MoSH

July 15
August 19
September 16

RECENT EVENTS

May 23, 2022
Poor People’s Campaign march

poorpeoplescampaign.org

Poor People's Campaign march
Poor People's Campaign march

IN THE NEWS

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Abortion Rights Protest

May 14, 2022
Photos: Abortion rights activists rally in opposition of draft Supreme Court opinion

May 27, 2017
Protesters in Downtown Memphis march against “anti-gay purge” in Chechnya

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