The next year, the Sisters, with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and a group named Community United against Violence, took over the organization of the event for the next five years, drawing larger crowds and collecting for AIDS charities. Stop The Violence was started again after a year break. When the Catholic church revels in aesthetic excess and high ceremony, and urges its members to don the sort of sweeping gowns that queers on the streets get killed for wearing, the theatrical mirroring that the Sisters engage in reveals the Catholic church as something it would rather not admit to itself: Ammiano, who is gay, called the editorial ''over the top,'' and added: Inas the Pope flew into New York, the San Francisco Sisters performed an exorcism on an effigy of the Pope in defiance of the rabidly homophobic and in the context of Aids, deadly message the church was preaching. View all New York Times newsletters.
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Nevada's Republican Governor Kenny Guinnwho had signed a bill in May outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians in Nevada, refused to sign a proclamation in support of the Parade, over concerns that the group "tends to cross the line of decency and appropriateness and would conduct themselves in a manner that would offend people of different religious groups".