Archive for December, 2012

  • FTM Post Mortem

    Whether one is “out” or not is a question that doesn’t end with death.  This article discusses the struggles faced by two widows as they tried to deal with the ramifications of their partners’ previous decisions to be publicly trans or not. (Originally published in ~2002)

  • Visible Kindness

    Today, on December 14, 2012, there has been a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which has resulted in several dozen dead and many others injured.  So many of us have heavy hearts, full of grief, despair, and frustration with the violence that permeates so many corners of our world.   I […]

  • Pledge your commitment

      December 10, 2012 Vice President Joe Biden recently said “trans rights are “the civil rights issue of our time,” putting into words what the Obama Administration had already demonstrated through action: a commitment to advance the rights of transgender people and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies). FORGE is very proud to be […]

  • Vote TODAY for FORGE’s michael munson on Transguys.com

    michael munson, FORGE’s co-founder and Executive Director, has been nominated for the 2012 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Achievement, sponsored by www.TransGuys.com As TransGuys puts it, “This special award recognizes outstanding achievement in any area of FTM advocacy, activism, community or health care, online or offline,” and you can vote on a daily basis through December […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: December 5th, 2012
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    May’s social support meeting: Trans* 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.  Some trans people […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: December 5th, 2012
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    April’s social support meeting: The Trans Policy presentation and discussion slated for April 27, 2013’s meeting has been canceled. Although the meeting is formerly canceled, several regular members will be at the Community Center (1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor, Milwaukee, WI) and will hold open discussion space for anyone who wants to drop by.  […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: December 5th, 2012
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    March’s social support meeting: Coming Out: Break Through Conversations We all come out at some point – about something. This dynamic meeting will highlight strategies for creating the most successful outcomes when sharing new information with people in your life.  Skills and discussion will be applicable to people coming out at work or school, to […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: December 5th, 2012
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    “Making the Most of My Time” Guest Speaker: Craig Bodoh Description: Guest presenter, Craig Bodoh, is a coach, seminar leader, and author who has presented to the LGBT community over the years, at the Creating Change Conference, the Leather Leadership Conference, QShares, and the Milwaukee LGBT Center. “Making the Most of My Time” is an […]

  • Social Support: The Aggressives (film)

    • Date: December 5th, 2012
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    January’s social support meeting: “The Aggressives” (film) Description: The Aggressives, a 2005 film by Daniel Peddle, is a rarely explored documentary about six self-defined “aggressives” — primarily African-American individuals assigned female at birth who express themselves in uniquely masculine ways.  The film powerfully explores their lives and examines gender in ways that are not often […]