LGBTQ Activities

TPUUF names Rev. Bryant Brown as 2018 recipient of the Matthew Shepard Award

Pictured at left is this year’s recipient Rev. Bryant Brown and presenters Anne Rostosky and Phil Manos.  Rev. Brown was chosen this year because he embodies all of the characteristics of the award and because he undertook a journey within our little Welcoming Congregation to learn about the LGBTQIA+ experience and support our efforts for … Continued

Share the Plate – June – PA Youth Congress

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress advances freedom and justice for young LGBTQ Pennsylvanians through advocating for responsible public policy. As a youth-led organization, PYC represents citizens working toward safer schools and thriving communities across the commonwealth. Here is an example of a recent court battle in which the PA Youth Congress and ACLU played a very … Continued

TPUUF Bowling Team is looking to add team members in the SGBL

If you enjoy bowling, or just want to help support Team TPUUF in our bowling adventures, we are looking for additional members for the TPUUF Bowling Team in the Suburban Gay Bowling League.  TPUUF has a long history of participation and success with our team in the SGBL.  Each team consists of three participants who … Continued

Support Team TPUUF at AIDS Walk Philly

The Philly AIDS Walk is on Saturday, October 15th.  If you would like to join Team TPUUF and do the walk, please let me know as soon as possible.  You can also go to the website AIDS Walk Philly and register at the bottom of the first page.  Please let me know if you would like to … Continued

TPUUF presents Matthew Shepard Award for 2017 to Phil Manos

On Sunday, June 24th, the TPUUF Welcoming Congregation Team recognized Phil Manos as this year’s recipient of the Matthew Shepard Award. The Matthew Shepard Award was envisioned and developed by the Welcoming Congregation Task Force, the forerunner of today’s Welcoming Congregation Team.   It was created to periodically recognize a member or friend’s efforts to encourage … Continued

Team TPUUF Participates in our 7th AIDS Walk Philly

2016 AIDS WALK PHILLY ~ GETTING TO ZERO Our Seventh year as a participating team and, our very best year, yet! Team TPUUF completed the Philadelphia AIDS Walk on October 16th. TPUUF teams have raised over $1000 dollars for the AIDS Fund each year of involvement and, this year was no exception. In fact, we … Continued

Paine’s True Colors Scores Big at SGBL Finals!

Our Suburban Gay Bowling League sponsored team finished the 2015-2016 season in great shape finishing the second half of the season in first place, and making it to the championship finals with a second place finish. This marks the best season for the team who earned some bragging rights having fended off some tough competition. … Continued

Share the Plate – March 2016 – Norristown LGBT QMUNITY CENTER

This Month’s Sharing the Plate recipient will be the LGBT QMUNITY CENTER.  A newly forming community center for Montgomery County located at 717 W. Marshall Street in Norristown.  The center is the undertaking of a group of committed individuals who determined Montgomery County needed an LGBTQ center on the order of Philly’s William Way.  The goal … Continued


“TEAM TPUUF 6 YEARS” 2010-2015 For the sixth year in a row, Thomas Paine sent a team to the annual Philly AIDS Walk with a goal of raising $1000 for the Philadelphia Region’s largest annual HIV/AIDS awareness and fund raising event. And, for the sixth year in a row team TPUUF, with the help of the congregation, … Continued