FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 05, 2020
The officers and members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have approved a measure to grant $10,000 in funding to the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund. This grant will go toward the SF QNF’s $200K goal to provide 200 grant awards for food, shelter, utilities, medical, and other lifeline necessities to LGBTQ nightlife workers laid off by the quarantine.
Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment.
Including this grant, the SF QNF has raised over $107,000 in funds for emergency relief for LGBTQ nightlife workers, which is 53.92% of its goal.
Sister Gaia Love said the following of the gift:
We had to move our community celebration of Easter in the Park – Hunky Jesus / Foxy Mary Contest in Dolores Park online this year due to the pandemic. Since we couldn’t celebrate in-person with our community this year we wanted to give this money to our community in need.
The San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund is incredibly honored and grateful for the support of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who have been leaders in organizing relief and support the LGBTQ community for decades. Learn more about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on their website www.thesisters.org
Please contact the SF QNF organizers with any questions regarding this press release (firstname.lastname@example.org).