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    Sister Dana sez, “I want to wish everyone an early Happy St. Patrick’s Day…”

    Words of Wisdumb from a Fun Nun–

    By Sister Dana Van Iquity–

    Sister Dana sez, “I want to wish everyone an early Happy St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)! Be sure to wear green! Oh, and by the way: Kiss Me, I’m Irish!”

    The annual STATEN ISLAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE will return this year after COVID-19 kept the event from taking place in 2021. But in keeping with the parade’s longstanding tradition, LGBTQ people will be banned from participating. Hey, Staten Island, kiss my shillelagh!

    Senator Scott Wiener released the following statement on February 23 after Governor Greg Abbott of Texas announced that he would direct child protective services to investigate the parents of trans kids who receive gender-affirming medical care for prosecution: “This despicable move by Governor Abbott criminalizes parents for supporting their trans children and threatens to tear trans kids away from their parents. It will lead to even more trans kids committing suicide. I simply cannot comprehend the obsession of right-wing politicians with attacking trans kids and trying to destroy their lives. California will continue to stand strong for trans children and for all LGBTQ people.”

    Sister Dana sez, “We should demand Secretaries of State across the nation hold insurrectionists accountable by preventing them from running for office and becoming poll workers and election officials. That is, of course, if the secretaries themselves aren’t insurrectionists!”

    LOCKDOWN COMEDY has been making us laugh on Zoom every 3rd Thursday of the month since July 2020 featuring comedians from all over the U.S. and some internationally. The March 17, 7 pm show will feature Cathy Ladman (LA), Wendy Liebman (LA), Nina G (Oakland), producer/comedian Lisa Geduldig (SF & Florida), and her 90-year-old mom, Arline Geduldig (Florida). Lisa says, “With Lockdown Comedy coinciding this month with the wild and wacky Jewish holiday Purim, we are partnering with the JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO (JCCSF) to present our March show. The JCCSF’s Rabbi Batshir Torchio will say a few words at the start of the show to introduce the audience to Purim, which invites us to revel, dress up in costumes, and celebrate the randomness of life.”

    Sister Dana sez, “Setting the bar for the rest of the Repugnicans, Trump has praised Putin’s ‘genius’ and ‘savvy’ in annexing parts of Ukraine. Is there no evil Trump will not embrace?!”

    In contrast, Former President Barack Obama stated, “Every American, regardless of party, should support President Biden‘s efforts, in coordination with our closest allies, to impose hard-hitting sanctions on Russia.”

    I am thrilled to see that Mr. David Glamamore and Miss Juanita MORE! are on a gorgeous new mural in San Francisco celebrating their reign as Emperor and Empress of THE IMPERIAL COUNCIL OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC. on the Illinois Street side of The Midway. Juanita told me, “I fell in love with the artist Josh Katz‘s work when I saw the mural he did of Sylvester on the outside of Oasis. I knew I had to meet and work with him. One of my longtime supporters AJ Shelton of RepairPal sponsored the mural.” She added joyfully, “Mr. David Glamamore and I are so happy!” Created by San Francisco artist Josh Katz from a photo taken by photographer Fred Rowe, Katz said, “When planning this mural, I wanted to incorporate symbols that would highlight the glamorous legacies of Juanita MORE! and Mr. David Glamamore as pioneers of San Francisco queer nightlife.” 

    Lindsey Graham whined, “If media reports are accurate, and Judge Jackson has been chosen as the Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Breyer, it means the radical Left has won President Biden over yet again.”

    Sister Dana sez, “Oh, Lindsey sweetiepie, don’t you fret now, because the radical Right won over President T-rump THREE TIMES in THEIR Supreme injustice!”

    By the way, Graham had happily confirmed Jackson for the D.C. Court of Appeals previously—so go figure!

    THE IMPERIAL COUNCIL OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC. presented CORONATION 57: “FAMILY IS UNIVERSAL.” It was a celebration of the reign of their most Imperial Majesties Emperor Mr. David Glamamore and Empress Juanita MORE! and the Court of More is MORE! and as they crowned the successive Monarchs of The Imperial Council of San Francisco, Inc., the Founding Mother Court of the International Court System. Proceeds benefited the Imperial Council of San Francisco, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization in the State of California. Congratulations to the newly crowned SF Imperial Empress Ehra Amaya & Emperor Brent Marek. Thank you to stepping-down Empress Juanita MORE! & Emperor Mr. David Glamamore on your amazing reign with dignity, diversity, creativity, and glamour, having raised over $190,000 for your charities during this difficult pandemic year. This all occurred on Saturday, February 26, at The Midway, 900 Marin Street.

    I will steal Cleve Jones ‘ perfect words: “RIP Anna Damiani, one of the kindest souls I’ve known. She was a brave woman who endured considerable suffering with grace, dignity, and endless good humor. I know that Mark Leno and all of her former colleagues and many friends are grieving today and will never forget her or her gentle smile. Goodbye, Anna.” I will add: “Rest in power, dear, dear friend, who was always there for me and for the community. Purple power forever!”

    Sister Dana sez, “President Biden’s State of the Union speech was so inspirational! But it was disheartening to watch the Repugnicans stubbornly sit on their hands through most of it, while the Democrats passionately stood and cheered. Democrats were truly the spirit of Mardi Gras that night; while Republicans were more like the following Ash Wednesday.”

    Correction: Not ALL Republicans were silent. Reps Bobohead and Marjie QAnon stood up and booed—so I guess you’d call that participation?!

    LANDMARK MUSICAL THEATRE presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz, the Peanuts gang is brought to life in this classic musical by the talented group of Landmark Musical Theatre regulars. Good ol’ Charlie Brown, the kid who never gives up (even though he almost never wins), is joined by his little sister Sally, Charlie’s principal nemesis Lucy Van Pelt, her blanket-loving brother Linus, young pianist Schroeder, and Charlie’s favorite dog Snoopy for a delightful evening of songs and scenes depicting a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. This revised version of the original 1967 production includes two new songs written by Andrew Lippa for the 1997 Broadway revival: Sally’s “New Philosophy” and Schroeder’s “Beethoven Day” along with all of the wonderful songs from the original including “Suppertime,” “Baseball Game,” and “Happiness.” March 11–April 10, (Opening on Friday, March 11), 8 pm.  533 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor.

    Sister Dana sez, “With Roe v. Wade under attack, there’s never been a more pressing time to nominate a brave pro-choice woman like Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. But Mitch McConnell and his Senate Republicans are scrambling to BLOCK Biden’s nominee because she’ll SAVE Roe v. Wade!”

    THEATRE RHINOCEROS presents HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU. Claudette travels to visit her dying mother, Daphne, in Brooklyn. But that doesn’t stop her anger and abandonment issues from bubbling up. It doesn’t stop Daphne from voicing her opinions on how Claudette lives her life, either. With Daphne, Claudette, and another daughter, Valerie, all under one roof again, each family member is forced to confront her emotions while there’s still time. March 16–April 3, 4229 18th Street, live and intimate in the Castro.

    The LEATHER & LGBTQ CULTURAL DISTRICT, FOLSOM STREET, and the SOMA WEST COMMUNITY BENEFIT DISTRICT announce their first-ever SOMA SECOND SATURDAYS – MOVIE DAY! Saturday, March 12, 12 to 5 pm, Folsom Street Community Center, 145 9th Street (between Mission and Howard). There will be an exciting selection of films by filmmakers with Bay Area roots—including Leo Herrera, Jiz Lee, Aron Kantor, and Bearpad. Popcorn, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be on hand. The event is free. Donations are welcome but not expected. The Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District Manager, Cal Callahan, said “We’re thrilled to showcase the works of local filmmakers, including exciting footage of Up Your Alley and Folsom Street Fairs past. It’s a Sunday matinee for adults, it’s free, and of course there will be popcorn.”

    The belief that we are all one human family is fundamental to RAINBOW WORLD FUND and their efforts. And today they are unified with their world community in the concern for the people of UKRAINERWF is raising funds to support the LGBQT community in Ukraine. During this crisis, already vulnerable LGBTQ Ukrainians are even more at risk to be further marginalized and scapegoated. 100% of your donation will fund lifesaving actions. Specify “Ukraine” when you donate online or when sending a check to RWF, 4111 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.

    Mayor London Breed has announced over $4.7 million in funding to support neighborhood events and activities focusing on Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Latino arts and culture. The investments include funding for museums and exhibitions, including the creation of an historical exhibition in Chinatown showcasing the career of iconic martial artist Bruce Lee, as well as funding for major cultural events like the CHINATOWN LIGHT AND ARTS FESTIVAL, CARNAVAL, DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS, and other Mission District celebrations.

    Sister Dana sez, “Believe it or not, Trump actually wants HIS face added to Mount Rushmore! Talk about your cliff hangers!”

    Published on March 10, 2022