Archive for May, 2014

  • Volunteer at PrideFest 2014

    Volunteer with FORGE at PrideFest.  We’d love your help.  In exchange for two hours of volunteer time, you will get into PrideFest at no cost, receive a free T-shirt, and have a great time! Fill out this short form and we’ll confirm your involvement.

  • Transgender Bodies/Psyches: Medically Navigating (and advocating for) Trans Survivors

    • Date: May 17th, 2014
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    Description: Navigating medical services and advocacy with transgender survivors may be uncharted territory for forensic nurses and advocates. Through expanding transgender conceptual frameworks, experiential workshop content will focus on trans-specific barriers, body geography and disconnect(s), with an emphasis on facilitating empowerment-based choices for trans survivors. Participants will leave with practical tools for improving services to […]

  • Supporting Transgender Survivors in Accessing Culturally Responsive Sexual Assault Services

    • Date: May 17th, 2014
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    @ Wisconsin International Association for Forensic Nurses annual conference Description:   This interactive and fast-paced training will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to trans* and gender non-conforming sexual assault survivors.  Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve trans* survivors and […]

  • Give Out Day 2014!

    It’s Give Out Day again on May 15, 2014 — a day devoted to supporting LGBTQ organizations. You can make a difference in the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones by making a donation to FORGE during this short 24 hour window of unprecedented giving. Learn more about FORGE by going […]

  • Disclosure, Exposure and Getting the Sex You Want

    • Date: May 8th, 2014
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    Description:  Getting the sex you want often starts with being able to express what you want — verbally or non-verbally.  Many people are concerned about how to disclose (or not disclose) their trans status, history, or body and how to successfully navigate consent-based sexual interactions.  Figuring out strategies about what to tell, who to tell, […]

  • Researching nursing homes, assisted living, home health care, hospice, and palliative care

    • Date: May 8th, 2014
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    Description:  Interested in learning more about the things that transgender older adults, partners, and loved ones should know when researching nursing homes, assisted living, home health care, hospice, and palliative care? Join us for a discussion that will also include navigating legal issues like medical power of attorney, conversations about medical history and records, privacy […]

  • Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Transgender Older Adults

    • Date: May 8th, 2014
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    Description:  Although the data about transgender elders and trauma is still limited, the research that does exist indicates both high levels of traumatic history and significant implications for health and wellness.  Many transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience higher than average abuse, violence and neglect than non-transgender peers throughout their lifespan.  This interactive workshop will […]

  • PTHC: Transgender Older Adults, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

    • Date: May 8th, 2014
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    Description: Interested in joining a discussion of how transgender people and loved ones navigate aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease? While there is a small amount of research on the specific medical needs of transgender older adults, including the long-term health effects of hormone therapy, there is little research or discussion of how dementia and/or Alzheimer’s […]

  • PrideFest – Health and Wellness

    • Date: May 8th, 2014
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    PrideFest! June 6 – 8, 2014 It’s the largest annual LGBT gathering in Wisconsin, and it takes place this June 6-8, 2014, at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee: PrideFest! (http://pridefest.com/) FORGE is again proud be part of the Health and Wellness Area, with other organizations who are committed to designing engaging activities to help visitors […]

  • PrideFest – Health & Wellness

    • Date: May 8th, 2014
    • Subjects:

    PrideFest! June 6 – 8, 2014 It’s the largest annual LGBT gathering in Wisconsin, and it takes place this June 6-8, 2014, at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee: PrideFest! (http://pridefest.com/) FORGE is again proud be part of the Health and Wellness Area, with other organizations who are committed to designing engaging activities to help visitors […]