Interweave Continental: Unitarian Universalists for Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns


Interweave Continental is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Mark DeWolfe Award and Interweave Sermon Award.

Susan Gore received the 2015 Mark DeWolfe Award for her distinguished service to the LGBTQ community both in Unitarian Universalist settings and within the wider community.  Further information about Susan Gore is available on Interweave Continental's Awards page.

Dawn Fortune received the 2015 Interweave Sermon Award for hir sermon "Every day, we give up pieces of ourselves to live in community."  Further information about Dawn Fortune and copies of the sermons submitted for consideration for this year's award are available on the Awards page.

Both award winners were honored and the winning sermon was preached at Interweave Continental's annual banquet, which took place during the Unitarian Universalist Association's 2015 General Assembly in Portland, Oregon.


Much progress has been made in the area of Marriage Equality in the United States - far beyond what many older LGBTQ persons dreamed would occur in their lifetimes!

The Board of Directors of Interweave Continental works hard with our congregations and their Interweave chapters to create change and establish a more just society for LGBTQ persons (see our November 2013 newsletter to learn more about Interweave Continental and its Board of Directors).

In addition to Marriage Equality, we draw your attention to these important areas that need our active support:

  • our youth, who are coming out at younger ages.
  • the growing number of elderly LGBTQ persons, who face inequalities in health care and housing.
  • violence against transgender persons.

Please use the following issues of our newsletter, Interweave Connect, to expand your insights into these topics:

Please click on the Newsletter tab on our website to see the latest issue of Interweave Connect.