Heklina is the hostess, producer, and creator of Trannyshack, San Francisco’s legendary drag performance night club. For over twelve years, the show shocked and delighted packed audiences every Tuesday at midnight. Defying all expectations, Trannyshack incorporated everything from low-brow trash to high-brow performance art, and became famous (or, infamous) worldwide as a quintessential San Francisco experience. No visit to the City was complete without a stop at Trannyshack. The club was featured in Out (which named it one of the Top 10 reasons to move to San Francisco), Genre, Instinct, and Paper magazines and won numerous “Best of the Bay” awards. Trannyshack has been filmed for a VH1 documentary and an independent feature length documentary entitled Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story. Trannyshack is now branching out its empire with shows booked year round all over the world.
Activist/Fundraiser, Talk Show Host, Writer, Icon
The self-proclaimed "Most Photographed Nun in the World," Roma is recognized around the globe as one of the most outspoken and highly visible members of San Francisco's notorious Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. For the past two decades, Roma has been a champion of free speech, addressing various topics including civil rights, human sexuality, and the adult entertainment industry. Together with her Sisters, Roma has been on the front lines in the war against HIV and AIDS, raising consciousness and funding for various HIV service and educational organizations. Roma's sharp wit and unpredictable point of view have made her one of San Francisco's most colorful personalities and favorite MC's gracing the stages of Folsom Street Fair, Castro Street Fair, Halloween in the Castro, The SF Fetish Ball, and SF Pride. Read Roma in her bi-monthly column in Gloss and watch her online as the co-host of the internet's leading live-format talk show about the adult industry, The Tim and Roma Show! Follow Roma on facebook and twitter – she never denies a friend request!