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    Sister Roma’s 60th Diamond Birthday Celebration

    On Wednesday, December 14th, Oasis owner D’Arcy Drollinger and emcee Heklina opened the doors at Oasis welcoming a sellout crowd comprised of diverse personalities and identities, all of whom had arrived with a single purpose in mind: celebrating the birthday of their renown friend whose very large persona has been known to stop a show and drop the jaw of onlookers. 

    Immediately prior to the opening of the evening’s program, volunteer coordinator Juan R. Davila, on behalf of the San Francisco Bay Times, delivered into the hands of “the Nun of the Hour” a double extra large sized bouquet of colorful flowers in a multitude of sizes and fragrances. Sister Roma’s response, captured by the photographers on hand, was priceless.

    State Senator Scott Wiener and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman were among the elected officials taking the stage at Oasis proclaiming their intent to honor San Francisco’s own self-proclaimed “Most Photographed Nun in the World,” who is known internationally for her tireless work for decades as an LGBTQ community advocate.

    Following a ceremonial blessing presented by a crowd of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence members, a very full program of entertainment commenced featuring command performances by drag personalities Mahlae Balenciaga, Ethylina Canne, Alotta Boutee, Dulce DeLeche, Niki Jizz, Alex U. Inn, Bionka Simone and more.

    Attendees, seated in groups representing the many roles of Sister Roma, sat transfixed by the show and breaking spontaneously into applause and cheers. Led by the Host Committee — Heklina, Michael “Shante” Youens, Peaches Christ, Juanita mORE!, Bebe Sweetbriar, Donna Sachet. Alex U. Inn, Michael Kuehl, Honey Mahogany and D’Arcy Drollinger — the celebration was proclaimed to be one of the most fascinating and significant occasions of the entire year.

    Published on January 12, 2023