Archive for October, 2012

  • Gearbits – October 2012

    The latest version of Gearbits is now available. Topics include: Transgender Day of Remembrance Call for Submission (more) October Social Support meeting (On Hold: Between Decision and Action) (more) November Social Support meeting (Narratives: Exploring, Creating, and Recreating Self-Concept) (more) Transgender Day of Remembrance Event (more) Film: “Facing Mirrors” (more) Films: “At Last: An Evening […]

  • 2nd Biennial Conference on Supporting Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth

    • Date: October 15th, 2012
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    Compounding Variables: Anti-Transgender Hate Crimes and Sexual Assaults Workshop description:  Through a blend of didactic and experiential modalities, youth-focused national statistics on anti-trans hate violence will be presented, with a lens focused on the intersections of trans and other marginalized identities and experiences (race, disability, class, incarceration history, etc.)  [Presenter: michael munson]   Conference sponsored […]

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance

    • Date: October 15th, 2012
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    November 19, 2012 @ 7:30pm Join FORGE and community partners (see below) in marking the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The greater Milwaukee community will be honoring those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender hate and/or violence on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:30pm in Room 191 of the UW-Milwaukee Union. This is a […]

  • Film: An Evening of Trans Shorts

    • Date: October 15th, 2012
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    At Last: An Evening of Trans* Shorts Co-Sponsor: Cream City Foundation Community Co-Presenters: FORGE, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, PFLAG-Milwaukee Campus Partner: UWM LGBT Studies Certificate Program This evening’s shorts program explores and celebrates the struggles and joys and talents of a diverse group of Trans* people. Featured: families, established and in formation; love, new and […]

  • Film: Facing Mirrors

    • Date: October 15th, 2012
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    Facing Mirrors (Negar Azarbayjani, Iran/Germany, in Farsi with English subtitles, 102min., 2011) The first narrative film from Iran to feature a transgender main character and a story of an unexpected friendship, one that defies class, oppressive social norms and religious beliefs. In her first feature, filmmaker Negar Azarbayjani pairs two unlikely allies. Edi, breezily rebellious […]

  • TDOR: Call for Submissions

      printable version Every November, communities across the world join together to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance with vigils, marches, candles, speeches, prayers, and moments of silence.  Milwaukee’s Transgender Day of Remembrance – held at 7:00pm on Monday, November 19, 2012 at UW-Milwaukee – will involve all of those components. . . . AND […]

  • Transgender Workplace Resources

    Selected and Annotated for 2012 Milwaukee Equality Business Luncheon   “Transgender Employees Now Protected By Anti-Discrimination Law After ‘Landmark’ EEOC Ruling” April 24, 2012 Huffington Post “Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Individuals in the Federal Workplace” U.S. Office of Personnel Management  — webpage with links Note:  These are model policies that would be a […]

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2012

      Printable Version FORGE Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to recognize that 1 out of 4 individuals – of any gender identity or expression, of any sexual orientation – has experienced domestic violence. There is a widespread myth that domestic violence is a crime in which men […]

  • New grant supports transgender survivors (SASP2012)

      Printable version The Espavo Project: New Hope and Services for Transgender Survivors FORGE, an 18-year-old organization committed to improving the lives of transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies) individuals by building strong connections, providing resources, and empowering personal growth, has been awarded another 3-year, $288,750 grant from the U.S. Department of […]

  • FAQ: Transgender Rates of Violence

    Data on transgender people is scarce and unreliable, as this FAQ explains, and is not critical to meeting survivors’ needs.  (Listening to and believing survivors is.)  However, some data on violence against trans people is given, along with key references.