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Sisters Act: Meet the D.C. order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

They're here, they're queer, and D.C. is getting used to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their "drag activism"

Senior Novice Sister Ray Dee O'Active  -- Photo by Julian Vankim
Senior Novice Sister Ray Dee O’Active — Photography by Julian Vankim


Senior Novice Sister Ray Dee O’Active

“I am the slutty one. And the nerdy one. #sexynerd”

What inspired you to join?

“The Sisters mission is in complete alignment with my passion for removing the guilt people feel every day (unjustly placed on them, let your freak flag fly!) and the joy the Sisters bring is so, so, so beautiful.”

Have you ever been involved in drag before?

“I’ve only done drag a couple times, but I’ve been in heels for years.”

Have you ever been involved in activism before?

“I am very involved in the activism work to end conversion therapy. As a survivor, I speak for those traumatized by the horrible practice of conversion therapy and work with advocates to bring legislation, litigation, and public education to the efforts to end conversion therapy.”

What’s your catchphrase?

“Let the radiant glow of joy guide your day.”

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