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The Big Easy Sisters, Parish of the Muddy Waters was founded in February 2012, became a fully professed house in October 2015, and continues to grow and serve the community of the New Orleans. The group started with 7 members and has since grown to 16 Fully Professed members, and 8 members on their way to becoming fully professed. If you are interested in joining please stop by one of our monthly meetings! We hold meetings the second Tuesday every month at St Anna’s Episcopal Church on Esplanade Ave at 7 pm. You can also reach out to us through email or Facebook.
The Big Easy Sisters work in conjunction with other organizations in New Orleans, including the Lords of Leather, the New Orleans Pups and Handlers, the Renegade Bears, Skinz & Bonez, and more! We believe our involvement strengthens the Queer community of New Orleans and supports its infrastructure.
1. Tell me more!
We are the Big Easy Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We are an international order of 21st century queer nuns. Our mission is to Expiate Stigmatic Guilt and Promulgate Universal Joy. We are a 501c3 organization that raises funds through different events and donates that money to many of the underfunded charities in the New Orleans area. We also help educate the community on safer sex practices and the different types of STI’s that are out there.
2. How long have you been in business?
The Big Easy Sisters have been around a little over six years. But the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence just celebrated 40 years of activism and community support.
3. How do people find you online?
4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew?
We often think of ourselves as the clowns of our community and do things with humor. Most of the time you will see us in white face makeup we do this as a way to draw people to us so that we can explain what it is that we do. Many people see us and think that we are drag queens. Although you can often find us hosting events around town we are not a performance group.
5. Lagniappe Info.
If you see a sister in the wild or at an event be sure to ask us about our Bliss Kits which contain condoms (both external and internal varieties), lube, mints, and educational information.