A memorial will be held tomorrow evening for Sister Boom Boom, aka Jack Fertig, who passed away on Sunday from liver cancer.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will hold a service at Collingwood Park in the Castro at 7 p.m. The group wrote in a press release: “Family and community colleagues representing various aspects of Jack’s rich and wondrous life will offer eulogies. Please bring rose petals, glitter, banners, photographs, and flags to honor our greatest and latest ‘Nun of the Above.’”
Sister Boom Boom ran for the Board of Supervisors in 1982, listing his occupation as “Nun of the Above” and garnering 23,124 votes. After leaving the order in 1985, he became “an award-winning astrologer and respected Queer Muslim activist,” according to the release.
The group asks for donations to Grateful Dogs Rescue or LYRIC for LGBTQ Youth in lieu of gifts or flowers.