Archive for November, 2013

  • TDOR 2013: Bridge to the Future

    This speech was written for and read at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Transgender Day of Remembrance event, held on November 22, 2013 by Loree Cook-Daniels.

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Join FORGE and community partners 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 22, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (1110. N Market Street, Second Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202). This is […]

  • Webinar: Trans-specific barriers to accessing health care

    Have you signed up for the “Trans-specific barriers to accessing health care” webinar yet? Go directly to sign up:  https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/118596087 On Thursday, November 21, 2013 [noon – 1:30pm Pacific | 1:00 – 2:30pm Mountain  |2:00 – 3:30pm Central  | 3:00 – 4:30pm Eastern], join FORGE staff michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels to learn more about […]

  • Writing to Heal begins November 11, 2013

    • Date: November 10th, 2013
    • Subjects: News

    The next Writing to Heal course (online) is just around the corner, starting November 11, 2013. Please join us! Writing to Heal: Soothing the Soul (through words, images, and experiential activities) is a dynamic, experiential and reflective writing-based course that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about past abuse, assault or violence into empowered […]

  • TDOR 2013 – Call for Submissions

    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 on Friday, November 22, 2013 (starting at 6:30pm) at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center – will involve all of those components. . . […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 5 of 5)

    Day 5 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. In July of 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) officials noted in the resolution of a Title IX complaint that “[c]ourts rely on Title VII precedent to analyze discrimination ‘on the […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 4 of 5)

    Day 4 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. Recently, several courts have indicated even broader protection from sexual orientation discrimination under the gender stereotyping theory.  These courts have done so by recognizing that hostility towards LGB people is, by its very nature, hostility towards a failure to conform […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 3 of 5)

    Day 3 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. The Supreme Court found in the 1989 case Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins that “Title VII’s reference to ‘sex’ encompasses both the biological differences between men and women, and gender discrimination, [] discrimination based on a failure to conform to stereotypical […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 2 of 5)

    Day 2 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. In 2012, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) exercised its general rulemaking authority to promulgate the “LGBT Equal Access Rule.”[x]  This rule ensures that HUD’s “core programs are open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual […]

  • ESPAVO Washington, DC Photo Shoot

    About the Espavo Project The ESPAVO Project is a photographic and narrative project designed to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans* and gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones who have experienced sexual violence, as well as offering strength and hope to the community. Participants work with a professional photographer FORGE has screened to develop […]