Archive for April, 2015

  • Monthly meeting: Soothing the Soul

    • Date: April 24th, 2015
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    … through words, images, and action. April 25, 2015’s meeting will be a dynamic, interactive, experiential, and reflective space that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about personal or global loss, trauma, or life-hardships into empowered hope.  Attendees – in a structured, safe, creative setting – will use writing, art, and movement exercises to […]

  • Do You Know Your Rights as a Trans Elder?

    • Date: April 13th, 2015
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    Description: Never in U.S. history has a stigmatized minority made as many political and social advances as quickly as the transgender community has.  Most of these advances affect trans people of all ages, but some are specific to trans elders, giving us access to many more services, protections, and opportunities than we had even a […]

  • Navigating Therapeutic Options for Healing from Sexual Assault

    • Date: April 13th, 2015
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    Description: More than half of trans people are sexual assault survivors. Healing is possible. Navigating traditional therapeutic services can be daunting. Exploring non-traditional techniques can be scary. Trans survivors may have concerns about disclosing survivorship to providers who may hold the keys to transition-related services like hormones and surgery. Conversely, trans survivors and loved ones […]

  • Getting the Sex You Want: Disclosure, Exposure, and Erotic Communication

    • Date: April 13th, 2015
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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) not only their trans status, history, or body but also other aspects of who they are (disability, self-image concerns, HIV status, etc.)   Figuring out […]

  • Improving Aging Services for LGBT Older Adults

    • Date: April 13th, 2015
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    Improving Aging Services for LGBT Older Adults Level 1 (4 hours, Intermediate)   Learn about the culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT older adults Consider why LGBT older adults are less likely to access health and social services Learn practices for helping LGBT older adults to feel more included in aging network organizations   Facilitator: Loree […]

  • #EspavoSAAM 2015

    Join FORGE in acknowledging April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Participate in our #EspavoSAAM campaign by contributing photographs showing trans, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary sexual assault survivors, loved ones and/or supporters. If you’d like some inspiration, here are each week’s themes: [April 6 – 12, 2015 – Spring / Nature  |  April 13 – […]

  • Espavo Project Gallery night – Harrisburg, PA’s 3rd in the Burg

    • Date: April 11th, 2015
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    FORGE’s Espavo Project will be on display in The LGBT Center Gallery, with an opening reception during Harrisburg’s 3rd in the Burg on Friday, April 17 from 6-9 pm. Read more about the project below. Let us know you’ll be attending and stay current on any updates on the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/351427251725163/ Additionally, FORGE […]

  • Espavo Photoshoot – Palm Springs, CA

    • Date: April 11th, 2015
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    FORGE welcomes Kerri Cecil as our newest photographer for the Espavo Project. Kerri will be hosting multiple photo sessions in the Los Angeles, CA area. We encourage trans (including all under the broad transgender umbrella), gender non-conforming and loved ones who have experienced sexual violence/Violence to take part in this photographic and narrative project, with […]

  • Espavo Photo shoot at Bixby Park (Long Beach, CA)

    • Date: April 11th, 2015
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    FORGE welcomes Kerri Cecil as our newest photographer for the Espavo Project. Kerri will be hosting multiple photo sessions in the Los Angeles, CA area. To learn more about the Bixby Park photo session, visit the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/969899576387746/ We encourage trans (including all under the broad transgender umbrella), gender non-conforming and loved ones […]

  • Soothing the soul – Milwaukee, WI

    Soothing the soul through words, images, and action April 25, 2015’s meeting will be a dynamic, interactive, experiential, and reflective space that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about personal or global loss, trauma, or life-hardships into empowered hope.  Attendees – in a structured, safe, creative setting – will use writing, art, and movement […]