Archive for February, 2013

  • 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 […]

  • Anti-Transgender Hate Crimes and Sexual Assaults

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    Workshop: Anti- Transgender Hate Crimes and Sexual Assaults: Compounding Variables and Best Practices for Community/Professional Response Description: Anti-transgender hate violence, particularly when it is coupled with sexual assault, presents complex and compounded challenges for both victims and services providers.  Hate violence often crumbles a community’s sense of safety and renders members powerless and vulnerable.  To be effective, […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    December’s social support meeting: Holiday Party FORGE’s holiday party is an opportunity for new and old FORGE members and friends to simply hang out together for a relaxing evening of food, conversation, and games.  FORGE will provide Panera sandwiches and sides, as well as some beverages.  Please bring sweets, snacks, and/or other (non-alcoholic) drinks to […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    November’s social support meeting Film: A Self-Made Man At a crucial turning point in his life, Tony Ferriaolo’s inner voice said, “Create yourself.” This credo once saved his life and now serves as a guiding principle as he educates gender non-conforming youth, as well as their parents. Lori Petchers’ moving A Self-Made Man interweaves the […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    October’s social support meeting: Safe Dating (and relationships!) Check back for more information, but mark your calendar to attend meetings every 4th Saturday of the month.   Open rap is from 6:00 – 7:15pm Open rap is the time to connect connection with fellow Trans+ and SOFFA individuals. This gently facilitated time is especially devoted […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    September’s social support meeting: Trans Policy “Policy” can sound boring and irrelevant, but if you pee, access health care, drive, work, need housing, dream of gender-related surgery, or hope to grow old…it affects you!  Come to the September 28, 2013  meeting (7:30 for presentation) to hear about the phenomenal policy strides the trans community has […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    August’s social support meeting: Street violence, safety and dealing with the police Guest speaker: Attorney Laura Sette Description: Attorney Laura Sette will discuss your rights when interacting with the police.  Trans*, gender non-conforming and all people might interact with the police at a traffic stop, when calling the police for help after a crime, or […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    July’s social support meeting: Trans families / Parenting Panel Description: There are many ways people bring children into their lives.  Come meet a panel of trans families (or at least their parents!) who will share how they formed their family, how they have (or have not) navigated issues around disclosure, if their language and labels […]

  • Social Support

    • Date: February 10th, 2013
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    June’s social support meeting: Where did binary sex come from, and where should it go? Guest Speaker: Cary Costello Description: In every world society, some people are born intersex, and some people don’t identify with the sex assigned to them at birth. Whether these people will have difficult or easy lives, be fully socially accepted […]