Welcome to the Archives of
the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Toronto, Ontario House (1980s)
The Toronto House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was founded by Sisters Appassionata della Bawdy House, Opiate of the Masses, Robbed at Birth, Florida Naranja, Intelligentsia, Exposia, Rosa Relentless and Hair Apparent, with their first Public Manifestation at the 1981 Toronto Pride event.
After that first manifestation Sister Mary Media, a member of the San Francisco Mother House and a Toronto native visited and, in the words of Founding Sister Soami DeLuxe (ne Sister Missionary Position) “brought word back to the mother house you were A OK,” and so the Toronto House became the Third House OPI (after the Mother House and the Sydney Australia House).
The last active Sisters (Atrociata von Tasteless, Celestial Gates, Flagellation of Forbidden Fruit, Sadie Masochism and Sleazia) declared the Chapter inactive as of October, 1986. In between those dates the Sisters were active in a number of Good Works; this site will commemorate as many as possible.
In the ‘Links’ Section you will find the web-site of the San Francisco ‘Mother House’. Although each House or Chapter is an independent organization, San Francisco is recognized as the first manifestation of Perpetual Indulgence (and is/was the registered owner of the trademark in the USA). There is also a link to a page on the web-site of the Milwaukee Chapter written by Grand Mother Vicious Power Hungry Bitch (a Founder of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence) which goes into detail as to the first callings.
Below is a scan of the cover image of the Toronto chapter’s “Cum Clean” – an informative 1980’s pamphlet addressing STD’s in the Gay Community.
Standing (from left to right): Nurse Sisters Celestial Gates, Sleazia, Flagellation of Forbidden Fruit,
Atrociata von Tasteless. Being inspected: Sister Sadie Masochism