Long Beach, meet your newest saint: Jewels.

A long-time community leader and drag queen provocateur, Jewels will be honorably sainted by the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for her dedication to not only promoting drag as a positive force within the LGBTQ community but for assisting in making Long Beach as a whole better.

“Jewels has become an ambassador of hope by bridging communities together, while bringing joy to everyone that comes to Long Beach via her raucous and entertaining personality and her promotion of drag culture,” said the Sisterhood in a press release.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a largely exclusive nonprofit founded in 1995 and have since become an iconic staple in the LGBT community with their visually dazzling take on clergy wear and dedication to serving the communities they are settled in. As part of their nun-liness, the group has sainted individuals in order to celebrate the work they do while advertising the Sisters’ desire to “promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt.”

From artists to police officers, fundraisers to teachers, the Sainthood has welcomed in all types of people who the Sisters have felt altered the lives of others for the better.

Jewels will be sainted at a special evening at Hamburger Mary’s, appropriately titled, “Disco Nights: The Sainting of Jewels.” Helping the celebration will be RuPaul Drag Race alumni Delta Work and Shannel, as well Long Beach’s own Landon Cider, Psycadella Facade, and The International Imperial Court of Long Beach’s Sabreena.

The sainting will take place on Saturday, March 22, from 5PM to 9PM at Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach, located at 330 Pine Avenue. There will be a suggested at-the-door donation of $7. Proceeds will benefit The AIDS Food Store in Long Beach. For more information or to donate, visit

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