PHOTOS: Hunky Jesus attracts a sexy crowd in SF’s ‘gay beach’

This Hunky Jesus wants us to say “GAY.” All photos are provided by Gooch Photography.

On Easter Sunday, April 17th, San Francisco’s Dolores Park, aka the “gay beach,” saw the resurrection of the city’s thirstiest costume contest. After a two-year hiatus, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and guest emcee Peaches Christ hosted a fabulous event, attracting a huge crowd of scantily clad revelers to SF’s Mission District. This year’s celebration, called “Back to Our Old Habits,” featuring live entertainment and performances by the sisters, climaxed with the long-awaited Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary costume contest.

Here are some of the best moments and hottest looks from the contest.

(Warning: Though some photos may be sacrilegious, all are extremely sexy.)

“Stripper Jesus” wants you to dance yourself clean.

The day began with an Easter Egg Hunt, storytime, and other fun activities for the kids, or kids at heart. At noon, iconic celebrity guest emcee Peaches Christ hosted a variety show featuring drag, live entertainment, and “miracles” that only the Sisters know how to perform.

 TKMB – TrashKan Marchink Band – pumps up the crowd.

The event’s lineup included Kitten on the Keys, Carly Ozard, Kippy Marks, a high-energy set featuring stars from Black drag revue “Reparations,” Oakland’s Rebel Kings, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, star of “The Voice” and Misfit Cabaret Kat Robichaud, and many more.

“Neptune Jesus” gives two cute sailors their eucharist. 

Throughout the day, costume contest hopefuls were invited to take center stage and flaunt their Easter spirit. All were welcome to compete in the colorful Easter Bonnet contest, the Foxy Mary contest, and the highly anticipated Hunky Jesus contest!

Sisters Roma and Dana Van Iquity interview “Say Gay Jesus,” a contest frontrunner.

This year’s winner might surprise you but, nevertheless, it’s a clear choice.

See the winner of the Hunky Jesus Costume Contest on the next page…

In local news coverage of this year’s event, the winner of the Hunky Jesus costume contest was misreported. This year’s winner is actually Brittany Henry with a k*nky “Black Woman is God!” look.

Winner of the Hunky Jesus Costume Contest “Black Woman is God!”

To celebrate this awesome look, the crowd paraded Henry around the park. It was a procession worthy of a gay Palm Sunday.

Brittany Henry getting godly treatment at Dolores Park.

Don’t let that Colgate smile fool you, this Hunky Jesus has a devilish side.

We must have skipped this “Station of the Cross” in Catechism.

These Hunky Jesuses care about informed consent and aftercare.

The winner and crowd favorites of the Hunky Jesus costume contest.

These Hunky Jesus contestants make us want to get down on our knees. But let’s not forget about Mary.

See the winner of the Foxy Mary costume contest on the next page…

The Foxy Mary costume contest turned some heads as well.

Foxy Mary contestants take the stage with Peaches Christ and Sister Roma.


Leather floggers are a popular accessory in San Francisco.

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Foxy Mary costume contest winner “Transgender Maria de Guadalupe.” 

Another winner that defies cis-hetero-normativity, Shane Zaldivar serves a gorgeous “Transgender Maria de Guadalupe” look.

Both costume contest winners bask in the sun and the roar of the crowd.

Still thirsty? See more photos from this year’s event on the next page…

Here are a few more thirst traps, errr photos from this year’s event:

“Pogo Stick Jesus” rocks his birthday suit.


Joseph and his gay-mazing technicolor dream coat.


“Peep Jesus” makes good use of a classic Easter treat.


This must be San Francisco’s version of the “Village People.”


Another costume made entirely out of peeps.


“Baby Jesus” begs for your vote with bottle in hand.


In the dense crowd, there isn’t a free patch of grass in sight.

All photos are provided by Gooch Photography.

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