Sister Boom Boom Passes Away

Photo taken by Jean-Baptiste Carhaix; Lyon, France; 1984

Photo taken by Jean-Baptiste Carhaix; Lyon, France; 1984

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence announced in a press release that Sister Boom Boom, aka Jack Fertig, succumbed to liver cancer on Sunday, Aug. 5, “in the loving presence of his partner Elias Trevino and dogs, Chloe and Perry.”

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 order is planning a public memorial, to be announced soon, and asks for donations to Grateful Dogs Rescue or LYRIC for LGBTQ Youth in lieu of gifts or flowers.

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  1. CARHAIX JEAN-BAPTISTE

    IT APPEARS THAT I AM THE FRENCH ARTIST WHO SHOT THIS PICTURE : COULD YOU MAKE MY NAME APPEAR AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER. I DO NOT ASK FOR COPYRIGHTS AND I DO NOT KNOW WHO GAVE YOU THIS FILE. JEAN-BAPTISTE CARHAIX / LYON/ FRANCE 23 AUGUST 2012

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