Sister Genie Inna-Tuaca Bottle
Sister Genie Inna-Tuaca Bottle came to life at the bottom of a bottle – of Tuaca, of course! – in a seedy, nasty, dirty, filthy, amazing, Leather bar in Austin, Texas, in late 2013. She didn’t even notice that she was imprisoned until the cork was popped and everything changed!! Sister Genie’s service heart burst forth, just like her bosom. Bringing Joy (with her boobs)!! Giving Hugs (mostly with her boobs)!! The mission to end Stigmatic Guilt!! (ummm, with her boobs?)
She found her path and her calling. Oh sure, on first sight, there are the pretty dresses, the sparkly jewels, poufy plumage, and more glitter than should ever be legal. But more than that, being trusted with hurts and celebrations, secrets and dreams, of the members of our community is the driving force and focus of this Sister’s work.
Sister LEIGH VITICUS
Having survived Catholic School, Sister Leigh Viticus has always had a special place in her heart for nuns. She joined the Order of Benevolent Bliss in Portland, Oregon in 2013 and then transferred to the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in 2014. She moved to Austin after taking part in the Hill Country Ride for AIDS for the first time in 2016. She has participated in numerous AIDS Rides, a half marathon & roller skating events, all in full drag. In addition to Portland, Los Angeles & Austin, Sister Leigh has been fortunate enough to travel to San Francisco, San Diego, Palm Springs, Washington DC, Detroit, Louisville, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas & San Antonio to participate in events with Sisters in other cities.
Sister Gringa Haze
Sister Gringa Haze started her journey with The Weird City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in February of 2014. She has had the pleasure of manifesting with Sisters around the state, and around the country. While walking in protests and parades, or attending vigils and fundraisers, Gringa always tries to spread joy with a mind toward harm reduction. And she wants to remind you–get tested, know your status, and undetectable means untransmittable!
Sister FREEDA B TRANS-PARENT
Sister serena severe
novice sister havanna goodnight
novice sister immaculata concepciÓn
“They’re so glamorous!” That’s what Novice Sister Immaculata Concepción (Novice Sister Mac for short!) said out loud the first time she saw the Sisters. The sparkly rhinestone jewelry, the glitter eye makeup, the lace hanging down from bras on their heads, but truth be told it was the long fancy colored eyelashes……those are what cemented the fascination for her – granted she was an 8-year-old tomboy at the Castro Street Fair with her older brother. She saw a lot of crazy that day (men in leather assless chaps…OH MY!) but the Sisters were all she could talk about. Novice Sister Mac finally knew what she wanted to be when she grew up!
Fast forward a few decades, well three decades, ok FINE four decades and Novice Sister Mac is finally getting the opportunity to fulfill a life long dream.
novice sister menda garmÉnt
Novice Sister Menda Garmént – stitched together by kindness, thread, and friendship. Novice Sister Menda was sewn together from a pile of clothing on a drag queen’s floor in 2019, and with the perpetual joy manifested by the Weird City Sisters, she came to life! Finding a calling in the local Austin community to spread joy and open the hearts of others in the process. Even when the world is on pins and needles Menda is here to mend the gaps!
novice sister rebar mcintyre
Novice Sister Rebar McIntyre became aware of the Sisters due to her close attention to the gay press while living in a repressed, religious wasteland in the early ’80’s. The photos and short articles gave her life during difficult times. Forty-some years later, when she needed something positive in her life, a series of moments became a watershed and Rebar is now a Novice Sister – serving her community, giving and receiving love, expiating shame and cultivating universal joy.
GUARD BUDDY PAPI – Emeritus
You can call me Buddy or Papi which ever you like! I took my name from The Veteran of Foreign Wars Buddy Poppy program that provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies most people see on Veterans Day. I, like many of my family served in the Army and have spent much time supporting the VFW. I have worked with many non profits since High School and I always love the opportunity to give back to my communities in any form I can. I currently live in an Airstream with my partner and we travel full time. The Weird City Sisters is where I started my Sister journey and traveling full time has given me the opportunity to visit houses across the country. I always look forward to hanging out with members of SPI so if you see I am in your area and want to hang out please hit me up!