The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Convent of the Commonwealth

Gloria LeLuia

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Sister Gloria LeLuia, the Holy Cow
Mistress of the Web
Mistress of Propaganda

Facebook: Gloria LeLuia

Email: GloriaLeLuia001@gmail.com

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Born the first time:

In the month of Cancer. In the year of the Dog. Some say I’m a crabby bitch.

Born again:

June 29, 2013 when I attended North Shore Pride in Salem, MA with the Boston Sisters. It was my first official outing and the Sisters treated me like I was already part of the family.

My Journey (a timeline):

Aspirancy declared: June 29, 2013
Elevation to Postulant: September 17, 2013
Elevation to Novice: January 21, 2014
Elevation to Fully-Professed Member: July 17, 2014

Your Family Tree [click on name to visit profile]:

My Daughters are Grace A’Gawd and Yonica Phallico.
My Mother is Sandra Music.
My Grandmothers [Sandra’s Mothers] are Eunice X and KrisTall Mighty.
My Big Sisters are Frieda B Fabulous and Ima Miracle.
My Little Sisters are Terésa Glass, May Flower, Heidi Sins, and Angie O’Plasty.

Describe your path leading to your calling to the order

The Sisters held mainly a peripheral position in my life the past few years; I saw them online long before Boston ever had a House. Then in 2011, I met Sister Eunice X at the Boston Pride parade. I had been going through a rough patch in my life and wanted someone “anonymous” to talk to. She listened to me and was the first person to make me feel like I was normal and didn’t talk down to me or condescend. She changed my entire view of the situation.

A year or so later, I began attending drag bingo at Club Cafe and once a month The Sisters would host, raising money for some charity or foundation. I began learning all their names and personalities and finally befriended them. I knew that the work they did was something I could do and was something I’d wanted to do. I spoke with Sister Sandra Music, and a month later I was an Aspirant.

I was lucky enough to grow up in an accepting and tolerant household surrounded by people who loved me no matter what I did or who I was. I know that not everyone has this. I feel it is my responsibility to share my experiences and to give back to the community; to help them come out of their shells and allow them to truly be themselves, free of guilt, shame, and judgment.

Explain your interpretation of the Ministry of Perpetual Indulgence

Always be yourself. Always be true. Treat others as your brothers and sisters, because in the long run, they are.

And glitter hides all flaws.

Three tenets by which you hope to serve your community

I vow to inspire my community, friends, and other Sisters to be creative, expressive, and unique.

I vow to encourage my community to be themselves, even in the face of adversity.

I vow to support the Convent, to ensure that the Boston House can serve the community to its greatest potential.

Five ideals by which you hope to serve your community

Originality —– “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” –Oscar Wilde

Wit —– “Humor is also a way of saying something serious” –T.S. Eliot

Curiosity —– “I will never stop learning; I will never stop teaching” –The Boston Sisters’ Vow

Humility —– “Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.” –Swami Sivananda

Hard Work —– “If you’re not working toward something, your life will end with nothing.” –Habeeb Akande

Favorite Quotes:

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else” – Judy Garland

“You’ve got to be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?” – Bernadette Peters

“Is there really so much love in this world that we can afford to discriminate against any kind of love?” – Franciscan Friar Mychal Judge

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