Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Hold Memphis March Against Anti-Gay Purge in Chechnya: VIDEO
Around 75 people took part in a #PutinInDrag event in Memphis on Saturday to protest the ongoing detention and torture of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya . The event began at Court Square in downtown Memphis. Protesters marched to the lawn in front of the National Civil Rights Museum carrying signs reading “Love is love is love” and “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” They also chanted “transphobia has got to go!” RELATED: Chechnya: 17-Year-Old Pushed From Balcony by His Uncle For Being Gay Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Tomm Foolery – aka Chris Riales – led the group in a ceremony to “exorcise the hate from the Russian and Chechen governments.” According to the Commercial Appeal , Riales said: “We are a mission house of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a worldwide order of cutting-edge queer nuns devoted to spreading joy and banishing hate in all forms from all places. “We go out into the world and proselytize our ministry in the same way that other nuns do. “It is our view that life isn’t all it could be when one is burdened by shame and guilt.