San Francisco’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are planning a march for Saturday, August 13, to raise safety awareness and conduct blessings at the sites of recently reported hate crimes.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. at Jane Warner Plaza (Castro and Market streets) and make its way to the intersection of Market and Sanchez streets for a brief ceremony.
Police have reported that there, at 9 p.m., Saturday, August 6, three white boys ages 13 to 15 beat a 52-year-old man with a baseball bat while yelling, “Fuck you, faggot.”
After marchers leave that spot, they’ll travel back to Blue restaurant (2337 Market).
Police have said there, at about 2 a.m., Sunday, July 31, a woman called one of the Sisters “faggot” and shoved her. At the request of the Sister, who police have said was in full nun drag during the incident, they have not released her name.
This Saturday’s event will end at Castro and 18th streets.
The victim in the baseball bat beating didn’t report it until the next day, and his name hasn’t been released. Police said he’s from Santa Barbara. He declined an interview request made through Park Police Station Captain Denis O’Leary.
O’Leary said the man was struck four times on his side, and an investigating officer saw bruises, but the man refused treatment. O’Leary said the boys, who also stole the man’s keys, were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black jeans. It’s not clear if there were witnesses.
No arrests appear to have been made in either case.
For more information on this Saturday’s march, visit the Stop the Violence page on Facebook.