Archive for January, 2012

  • 2011 Transgender Achievements – Quick Reference Guide

    2011 was full of many advancements for transgender people and loved ones. The following is a list of just some of the progress achieved in 2011. [Download a printable copy here: 2011 Transgender Achievements – References] Overviews: Op-ed: 14 Reasons That Made 2011 Great for Trans People by Mara Keisling 2011 Was a Landmark Year […]

  • rm2bsafe.org launched

    FORGE is proud to have partnered with Diverse and Resilient and several other organizations to create the rm2bsafe.org website, focused on promoting healthy relationships among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and to increase access to prevention and treatment services for same-sex couples and transgender people. Learn more about this project and the newly launched […]

  • Diverse and Resilient launch IPV website

  • Purpose of Milwaukee Monthly Meetings?

    • Date: January 7th, 2012
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    What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. [Ideas for discussions, speakers, books, films, and panels are initiated by group recommendations and facilitator suggestions. With only 12 monthly meetings per year, these topics only touch a small number of areas with plenty of room for post-meeting discussion and other groups […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    Topic Discussion begins at 7:30 – 9:00pm Decisions, decisions, decisions! We all have many choices to make about how we live our lives.  There are literally thousands of choices around how we express our gender, change (or don’t change) our bodies, make changes to our legal documents (or not), and how we interact with others […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    Topic: FILM: Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancipation Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm April’s meeting will screen the film Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancipation. We are proud to be bringing the film to Milwaukee for the first time. Please spread the word and join us for this new opportunity to see a thought-provoking, engaging film. Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancipation […]

  • Social Support: What is Community?

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    Topic: What is Community Details: Many people talk about the “trans community,” but what does that phrase really mean?  Are we a community by default – based on a shared identity, a set of lived experiences, or association to other people?  Or do we consciously, deliberately create the community we wish to be part of? […]

  • Social Support: Second Life and beyond

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    Topic Discussion begins at 7:30 – 9:00pm Topic: Second Life and beyond Description: Guest presenter Raine will lead August’s meeting focused on the transgender resources and social interactions in virtual worlds, primarily Second Life.  Second Life is a online virtual world in which a highly diverse global population can interact in real time from almost […]

  • Social Support: Family Matters

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    Topic Discussion begins at 7:30 – 9:00pm Topic: Family Matters Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, cousins, chosen kin…family, by any other name.  What happens to family relationships when a person comes out as transgender or gender non-conforming?  What is it that family members want to know?  What are they concerned about?  What do trans people […]

  • Social Support: Pride

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    Topic Discussion begins at 7:30 – 9:00pm Topic: Pride June is LGBT Pride month.  For many in the LGBT community, Pride is a very important time of the year, where people gather at PrideFest, companies have LGBT Pride days or events, and even the President makes proclamations and hosts celebratory parties at the White House.  […]