Syd Robinson named in #Trans100

FORGE Fellow Syd Robinson Honored by Trans 100

Syd_RobinsonFORGE is proud to announce that Syd Robinson, one of FORGE’s eight 2014 Fellows, was listed in this year’s Trans 100, an annual listing of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from across the country who are actively working to improve the lives of people in the trans community.

Robinson, a native of Madison, has been living and working in Milwaukee for the past ten years.  Youth & Programs Organizer for the ACLU of Wisconsin, he also serves on the board of directors of the Cream City Foundation, which advances human rights and responds to human needs of LGBT people in Southeastern Wisconsin.  He recently organized an “It Gets Better” series of events for Cream City Foundation, and engages in advancing transgender visibility and rights through writing, speaking, and artistic performances.  He is a Marquette University Future Milwaukee student.

The FORGE Fellows program is an invitation-only, year-long leadership development program designed to increase the number and effectiveness of Wisconsin-based transgender community advocates.  We are proud to congratulate Syd on this well-deserved honor.

trans100_200x200Information on the Trans 100 project is available at http://thetrans100.com/.  More information about FORGE and our programs and services is available at www.forge-forward.org.  We also maintain a presence on Facebook (facebook.com/FORGE.trans) and Twitter (@FORGEforward).  Referrals and technical assistance can be requested by phone (414-559-2123) or email (AskFORGE [at] forge-forward [dot] org).

PDF version of press release: PR-2014-04-02-Syd-Robinson-Trans100