Archive for December, 2016

  • Sheltering Gender Non-Binary Individuals: Providing Welcoming Services

    Non-binary people – individuals who do not identify as either female or male – now make up the largest segment of the transgender population, and yet are the least discussed or understood. Even more troublesome, new federal requirements to provide non-discriminatory services give limited guidance on how to serve non-binary individuals if the services offered […]

  • Sheltering Transgender Men: Providing Welcoming Services

    After a short description of who transgender men are and what they have experienced related to intimate partner violence and shelter, this document addresses new federal legal requirements for serving and/or providing comparable services to transgender men. Specific how-tos concerning placement, names and pronouns, documentation, safety and respect concerns, confidentiality, sleeping arrangements, dressing/disrobing, room decoration, […]

  • Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services

    This publication begins with succinct background information on transgender women and their experiences with intimate partner violence and with shelter. It covers new federal legal requirements for serving transgender women, and then provides specific how-tos concerning placement, names and pronouns, documentation, safety and respect concerns, confidentiality, sleeping arrangements, dressing/disrobing, bathrooms and showers, and hormone medications. […]

  • Welcome Ashley Altadonna

    We are pleased to announce Ashley Altadonna as FORGE’s new Project Coordinator. Ashley is a transgender filmmaker, author, and activist living in Milwaukee, WI. She has been an advocate for the trans/gender non-conforming community for over a decade. In 2008, she formed her own film/video production company, Tall Lady Pictures LLC. Her films have been […]