Quaran-Tea Dance presents Queer Burners

For our fifth installment, the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund is pleased to be collaborating with queer burners. For this celebration of the temporary city in the dust, we’ve lined up participants from BAAAHS, Glamcocks, Mystopia, and the world-famous Bootie Mashup.

We’ll be broadcasting on Twitch and providing a Zoom for a more interactive experience. Start building that playa installation in your living room or bedroom now, get your outfits together, and fire up that webcam on Sunday to show us what you’ve got. We’ll share the zoom link on the day of the event.

Watch the event on our Twitch channel, where you can also view recordings of our recent events:

As usual, our hosts and DJ’s will be entertaining you from their homes, giving you an interactive party experience while you shelter in place.

We are raising money for the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund- our goal is to raise $200,000, and to do that we’ll need everyone’s help!

QNF Update | April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020


As of 12:00 AM, Pacific Standard Time this morning (April 14, 2020), the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund has engaged over $135,000 in support for nightlife workers whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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If I Needed You | John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell

Actor, writer, and director John Cameron Mitchell has sent the SF QNF the following message of support to share with our followers:

“Hey y’all! It’s John Cameron Mitchell in my COVID hideout–an undisclosed location that is vastly better than New York right now.

I’m thinking of you guys in SF because my friend Shannon is helping with SF Queer Nightlife Fund for people who are out of work right now in this COVID time.

And I really appreciate Shannon’s work in all facets of life: in helping to get together Jolene’s, the female and trans* led bar of the moment and also helping the queer cultural center get that up and running in San Francisco. Everything is on hold now but donate if you can–if you got it spread it around, this is the time to do it. I love you all deeply, and I wish you health and safety.

And I’m going to sing:

If I needed you, would you come to me?
Would you come to me for to ease my pain?
If you needed me, I would come to you.
I would swim the sea for to ease your pain.”

The SF QNF is exceedingly grateful for this message of love and support in this time of crisis.

Quaran-Tea meets Hunky Jesus & Foxy Mary

Spread the Good News! He is risen (again)!

This Easter Sunday, the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund is pleased to be teaming up with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence & 6 amazing Bay Area DJs to present the Hunky Jesus & Foxy Mary Competition, hosted by the one and only Sister Roma — ALL ONLINE.

As usual, our hosts and DJ’s will be entertaining you from their homes, giving you an interactive party experience while you shelter in place–we will also be featuring images and video from our sainted contestants!

The San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund will be broadcasting Hunky Jesus & Foxy Mary LIVE on Facebook and Twitch. RSVP on Facebook

Tune in 1-6pm PST on Easter Sunday: https://www.twitch.tv/sfqueernightlifefund/

We’ll also be hosting a Zoom for people to see and be seen–so push that coffee table out of the way, get your camera situated, and get ready to be anointed with the holy sounds of our 6 DJs and your annual Easter Sunday MCs, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

San Francisco QNF will share the zoom link on the day of the event.

See you at our Sunday services!

Hunky Jesus & Foxy Mary Contest Rules

To compete you must live in the United States, be 18 years or older, and follow the Sisters on Instagram @sfsisters

  1. Prepare a short bio including your Instagram account name, where you live, your Hunky Jesus or Foxy Mary name, a photo of you in character, and a one minute video featuring your “Holy Inspiration” in action.
  2. E-mail everything to contest@thesisters.org
  3. Entries were due by April 10th GOOD FRIDAY at 12 AM PST
  4. The Sisters will pore through entries and select 15 candidates for Hunky Jesus, 15 candidates for Foxy Mary, and announce contestants on Easter Sunday. Voting will be done by the community via likes and comments.

One Winner will get a very special gift and world-wide bragging rights as the first-ever online Foxy Mary and Hunky Jesus!

“Like any modern 20th Century Order of Nuns, we’re going online and opening the contest, all genders, races, sexual orientations, and choice-of-peanut-butters welcome.” “San Francisco audiences are smart, sophisticated, and have a very twisted sense of humor,” says Sister Roma. “You can’t just be hunky or foxy to win the title. Our crowd responds most enthusiastically to contestants who have a clear concept, a clever message, and excellent execution.”

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Grant $10,000 to the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund

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 (qnf-press@lgbtq-economics.org).