The Abbey of the Festival City Sisters Society
The Edmonton Mission of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
A Registered Alberta Non-Profit Society: CAN 5017166108
Welcome To Our Abbey
The members of The Abbey of the Festival City Sisters are hereby called to a mission of service to the Edmonton community and vow to ever strive to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt through habitual manifestation. We aim to strike at the heart of bigotry and intolerance as it relates to gender equality, sexual discrimination, and religious persecution.
If you would like to join us on our journey, we welcome you to join us at our next family event and add to the joy and general merriment as we come together in community. Our General Membership meetings are held the third Tuesday of most months.
Our next GM Meeting is being held on December 17, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Edmonton Pride Centre.
We Want The Sisters At Our Next Event
Photo by Andii Brooks
We are happy to attend and help out at as many events as possible. Whether it be to help with raffle prizes, auction items, selling swag, or simply offering glitter blessings and greeting guests as they arrive we would be thrilled to help make your next event a smashing success. Click here for more information.
Wear A Condom, Live Longer, Fuck Longer
Recently Roxie D'Cradle and I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite adult film stars. He's all about safe sex and responsible decisions and a true role model in my opinion. Having already met Brent Everett and Pierre Fitch it was a goal of mine to eventually meet Brent Corrigan as well. So, I met him and I was amazed at how captivating he is. He speaks genuinely and made me feel like he actually cared that he was meeting one of the Edmonton Sisters. Being that we are both huge safe-sex advocates I knew it was going to be a great meeting... and it was.
On behalf of all Edmontonians who got to meet you: Thanks for visiting Edmonton Brent. Hopefully we'll see you again.
Grande Prairie Pride
Grande Prairie took a progressive step this month by hosting their first ever Pride Weekend Celebration. Grande Prairie will take a progressive step this month as it kicks off celebrations for its first annual Gay Pride Celebration. Festivities for the event began on Friday evening with an opening ceremony and speech presented by our very own Sissy Fister; touching on relevant topics such as sexual health, violence against homosexuality and achieving acceptance in the community today.
The Gay and Lesbian Association of the Peace (GALAP) is the mastermind behind the celebration, which is designed to reduce the stigma around homosexuality and from the bottom of our hearts we would like to thanks them for inviting us to share this special weekend with them.
#PutinMyAss, Join Our Protest
This year we have seen many new twists and turn in the battle for equal human rights. We've seen the defeat of DOMA, the celebrations of those able to marry in Canada, and unfortunately have seen very unethical treatment of our LGBT brothers and sisters in Russia. Controversial legislation has been passed by Russian president Vladimir Putin and we join with many people around the world in protesting this unacceptable hate-mongering. When new legislation like this passes, more gay teenagers are forced into suicide, lesbians are "correctively" raped, gay men and women are beaten to death by neo-nazi thugs while the Russian police stand idly by. By refusing to protest this outrageous behaviour, I see the world diminishing. I weep at the thought that history may be on the verge of repeating itself.
Putin must be told that this radical legislation has no place in Russia, or the world. Take the Olympics to a city where people of all ages, races, genders, or sexualities can be accepted as equals. Many believe that such a call to move the Olympics out of Russia goes too far. Would this be their opinion if the law instead called for the arrest of any Jews, Roman Catholics or Muslims should they display any sign of their religion, such as a wearing a yamaka or praying while facing Mecca? Discrimination in any form is a blight upon the Winter Games, and it must not be tolerated. Nations are not judged merely on their might, but also by how they treat their most vulnerable. Russia’s cynical and deplorable actions against the LGBT community have given license to hate groups within its borders to act with violence and impunity against a group, based solely on whom they were born to love. It now seeks to spread that hate abroad through its tainted Olympics. If Russia hopes to stand with the International Community, it must accept and adopt international principles of equality and non-discrimination.
Join with the Edmonton Sisters (and Sisters around the world) in protesting this radical law which is killing our brothers and sisters in Russia, even as you read this. Sign the petition here to move the Olympics to Vancouver for 2014.