Archive for February, 2013

  • Violence Against Women Act Becomes Trans-Inclusive

    Today history was made by succeeding in protecting transgender and gender non-conforming (as well as lesbian, gay, and bisexual) victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking from discrimination by services funded by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The LGBT non-discrimination amendment to the VAWA reauthorization, passed today by the U.S. House […]

  • New LGBT Elder Abuse Materials Available

    FORGE’s Transgender Aging Network, in partnership with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRCLA), is very pleased to announce the publication of new materials on LGBT elder abuse, available at http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/resources.cfm?s=5 One of the new publications, “A Self-Help Guide for LGBT Older Adults and their Caregivers and Loved Ones: Preventing, Recognizing, and Addressing Elder […]

  • Transgender Aging 101

    • Date: February 25th, 2013
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    Description: We’re paying more attention now to the “LGBT” (lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender) population, but many trainings necessarily blur the differences between the subgroups, differences that are particularly pronounced in the case of transgender people. The Transgender Aging Network’s founder will ensure you know what the key differences are – and what they […]

  • Transgender Aging 101

    • Date: February 25th, 2013
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    Description: We’re paying more attention now to the “LGBT” (lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender) population, but many trainings necessarily blur the differences between the subgroups, differences that are particularly pronounced in the case of transgender people. The Transgender Aging Network’s founder and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging’s Director will ensure you know […]

  • Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

    • Date: February 25th, 2013
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    Description: This session is for providers seeking practical guidance on creating inclusive programs for transgender older adults. Experts and transgender elders will pose questions, discuss resources and share best practices based on personal and field experience, presenting policy recommendations from the recent report, “Improving the Lives of Transgender Elders.” Presenter: Loree Cook-Daniels and panel   […]

  • 101 Trans Identity Words

    This list – originated in the early 2000 is just 101 examples of words trans* people and loved ones may identify with.

  • Trans Black History Month

    February is Black History month. We honor and recognize the African-American trans individuals and loved ones who boldly step forward to acknowledge the intersections of race and gender, and so much more.  The organizations, blogs, individuals, and films listed below are just a few of the great leaders and activists in our community. This newsletter […]

  • Gearbits – February 2013

    The latest version of Gearbits is now available. Topics include: February support meeting: Guest Craig Bodoh Black History Month (poster and people) Other Milwaukee events Annual Drag Show (UWM) Oscar Viewing Party (LGBT Center)   View archive email: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs146/1101638409995/archive/1112538884498.html  

  • Transgender 101: Serving Gender Variant Crime Victims

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    Workshop: Transgender 101: Serving Gender Variant Crime Victims Description: Faced with a crime victim who is visibly gender variant or who describes themselves as transgender, many professionals feel confused, curious, or worried, and consequently alienate and/or offend the victim by asking inappropriate or offensive questions.  This workshop is designed to:  1) Demystify who is under […]

  • Opening the Doors to Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    Workshop: Opening the Doors to Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors Description: At least 50% of transgender individuals are survivors of sexual assault: does your agency know how to reach and serve them? FORGE staff will present data from a 2011 study of 1052 transgender respondents on their barriers to accessing sexual assault services, beliefs and fears […]