Archive for February, 2015

  • Monthly meeting: February POSTPONED

    • Date: February 25th, 2015
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    The February 28, 2015 monthly meeting has been postponed due to a room conflict at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.  Please join us the following week, on March 7, 2015 for a panel of Black Trans community members in honor of Black History Month (February). More details will be confirmed soon.  

  • Safe Dating Tips

    Both seasoned and inexperienced daters increase their chances of having a safe as well as pleasurable date when they take just a few precautions. This trans-specific dating tip sheet covers issues such as where to meet and what to do before you leave that meeting place; the pros and cons of hosting, going to your […]

  • Thank you for your #EspavoLove

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Instagram campaign, #EspavoLove, as part of the #EspavoProject! Espavo means, “Thank you for taking your power back.” We know that those of you who participated — by contributing a photo or quote, liking a post, “simply” following the campaign — could feel the love, healing, and […]

  • #EspavoLove Instagram Campaign

    FORGE is excited to announce that we’re now on Instagram (@FORGE_Forward) and hosting our first campaign for the Espavo Project this week! Espavo means, “Thank you for taking your power back.” The Espavo Project is a photographic and narrative project designed to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans*, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary individuals and […]

  • We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby! Trans Policy Advances

    • Date: February 1st, 2015
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    Federal, state and local laws and policies affecting trans* people are changing nearly daily. This workshop will review a dozen areas where we’ve seen improvements in the past four years. Presenter: Loree Cook-Daniels Conference: Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference sponsored by Fair Wisconsin and Diverse and Resilient.

  • FAQ: Intersectionality

    All of us have multiple identities. When more than one of our identities is socially stigmatized, the problems we face multiply. That is “intersectionality.” This FAQ explains intersectionality and how it played out in the life of one young African-American trans woman.