West Hollywood, CA, June 21, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (LA-SPI) have selected to hold their 2nd Annual LGBT Military Ball at Club Ripples in Long Beach, CA over the 4th of July weekend.
This colorful fundraiser is the continuation of “Mari’s Military Ballz, An LA-SPI Celebration of Men & Women in Uniform” which was held the previous year at Oil Can Harry’s in Studio City, CA. The 2012 LGBT Military Ball brought together agencies from all over the LA Basin for a night of festive fundraising honoring those who served and continue to serve in the Nation’s Armed Services.
“There are many LGBT Veterans and Service Members throughout Southern California who were discharged under DADT, or are traumatized by the experiences they faced and as a result never received a proper Thank You for their Service. My Sisters and I organized this annual event to give those individuals at least one night where they can feel safe, and welcomed by the community, and at the same time raise awareness for the problems they are be facing,” said Sister Mariposa Patriota, the event organizer.
This year LA-SPI has teamed up with Club Ripples in Long Beach, CA to bring this event to even more LGBT Veterans and Service Members in Southern California. Sister Mariposa, aided by her team of dedicated Nuns, is currently working with celebrities and agencies from all corners of Southern California to make this year bigger and better than the previous year. DJ Hazmat of Long Beach, CA and DJ Head Trauma of Torrance, CA will be headlining as the Guest DJs, and local female impersonator Brazil Noreaga (an Army Veteran) will be performing a special midnight tribute performance. All the proceeds from this event will be going to this year’s beneficiaries: the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER-GLA) and the Southern California Chapter of OutServe-SLDN. Some of this year’s sponsors include Club Ripples, Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride, National Veterans Foundation, SPUNK Lube, RobbyMendez.com, DJ Hazmat, DJ Headtrauma, Brazil Noreaga, and many more to be revealed as we get closer.
About The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (LA-SPI): The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (www.lasisters.org) was founded in 1995 as independent chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. which is based in San Francisco, CA. LA-SPI is a fully independent 501c3 whose motto reads “We are an Order of 21st Century Nuns dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. Our ministry is one of public manifestation and habitual perpetration.” LA-SPI’s sole mission is to colorfully make the community happy while stamping out guilt brought on by a judgmental society, and helping various organizations and charities through education and fundraising.
About The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER-GLA): AVER-GLA (www.aver-gla.org) proudly serves the Southern California region by providing a voice and safe haven for the LGBT Veterans, Service Members and their families. AVER (www.aver.us) the national LGBT Veterans’ service organization founded in 1990, is dedicated to serving the needs of LGBT and all veterans and service members, and advocating for full and equal treatment and benefits.
About OutServe-SLDN: OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel with more than fifty chapters and 6500 members around the world It works to support a professional network of LGBT military personnel and create an environment of respect in the military with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. It is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. For more information, visit www.outserve-sldn.org.
Sister Candy Cide
Mistress of Propaganda (Public Relations Director)
Los Angeles Sister of Perpetual Indulgence
Sister Mariposa Patriota
Military Ball Chair
Los Angeles Sister of Perpetual Indulgence
Event Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/643390299011788
Event Flyer: http://www.aver-gla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/militaryball2013.png
On-Line Donation Page: http://tinyurl.com/LASPI-MilitaryBallDonation