The SlashBoom Statement OPI Perth

The SlashBoom Statement OPI Perth

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This page contains a gallery of OPI-Perth #Photographs from a number of events in 2005 including #Pride #Fairday and the #NAPWHA Conference in Adelaide along with the SlashBoom Statement.

This is The SlashBoom Statement asking for tolerance for gay and lesbian people, and speaking as a defence against bigotry, wowserism and hypocrisy as published in the West Australian Newspaper.

Sister Slash of the Holy Gay Porn and Sister Freda Bang Bang Me like a Boomerang respond: 

Dear Editor

Re: Patricia Litherland, Success

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence dress as Sisters because we are Sisters, who belong to an international order of activists and carers formed more than thirty years ago. We work to raise public awareness of the ongoing discrimination that members of the GBLTI community endure daily. We respect and honour the work that nuns within organised religion do, whether they identify as lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual. Like conventional nuns, we take vows of charity and service, and minister to our community, providing services that most organised religion excludes us from. We wear antiquated, outdated religious habits which parody the antiquated, outdated views still held by established religions and those people that propagate hatred and bigotry.

In a world where we are not free to marry our partners, where violence and hatred are a daily threat, the Sisters are a visible reminder of the strength within the GLBTI community, and the support we receive from our allies. We're asking for tolerance as gay and lesbian people, but not on the condition that we are by the heterosexual culture. Our flamboyance is part of our culture, and we're not apologising for it.

The Sisters are a grassroots response to hate, fear and ignorance. When they cease, our job will be done.

The Vatican Church has granted, indulgences to it’s members, freeing them from the ‘temporal punishment of sin’. The Order of Perpetual Indulgence claims by thought word and deed for GLBT people perpetual indulgence from self-punishment, guilt and despair.

It is the Order’s earnest wish that by banishing the closet, we can come to work more effectively to bring about change that is good, while keeping a sense of humour about ‘men in frocks’.

To Join the Order of Perpetual Indulgence email our Novice Mistress at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Mother Gretta via

The Gallery, Above, contains a selection of colour edited images and curated camera proofs of OPI Perth events in 2005 for narrative context and your viewing pleasure.

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