Description:

Black t-shirt.
"Perpetual Indulgence"

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI), also called Order of Perpetual Indulgence (OPI) is a charity, protest, and street performance organization that uses drag and religious imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance and satirize issues of gender and morality. At their inception in 1979, a small group of gay men in San Francisco began wearing the attire of nuns in visible situations using high camp to draw attention to social conflicts and problems in the Castro District.


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Creator:

None recorded.

Subject

Gay community

Identifier

T-shirt Collection Box 36

Contributor

None recorded.

Rights

Reproduction and use of this material may require permission from the copyright holder. Please contact the GLBT Historical Society or Wearing Gay History for more information.


Citation

“Perpetual Indulgence,” Wearing Gay History, accessed February 28, 2024, http://wearinggayhistory.com/items/show/2817.
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