Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • The Lady Chablis (book)

      The Lady Chablis, Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress of Savannah (1997). Author, The Lady Chablis, who was cast as the unforgettable character in the novel and major motion picture, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, says she always knew she was different. At a Tallahassee club, in her […]

  • Ignacio G Rivera

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. I’m Ignacio Rivera. I’m a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit, Black-Boricua Taíno who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they.” I’m an activist, writer, educator, filmmaker, performance artist and mother. I have over 2 decades of experience on multiple fronts including […]

  • Sharon Davis

      FORGE continues to celebrate Black Trans History Month by honoring Black Trans authors. Sharon Davis is the author of “Finer Specimen of Womanhood: A Transsexual Speaks Out” (1986) [Out of print]. “The aim of my story is to provide courage and offer hope to those human beings caught in bodies their souls cannot accommodate. […]

  • Syd Robinson

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. My name is Syd Robinson. Actor, performer, public speaker. Through my work on Transgender justice advocacy, I was honored with a Trans 100 listing in 2014. Working and acting keep my life pretty busy! Most recently, I […]

  • Chandi Moore

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. I’m a trans woman of color who enjoys movies and shopping for shoes. I currently work at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles for a trans and gender non conforming program called blush. I do HIV testing […]

  • Tiq Milan

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. I’m a writer and advocate. I’ve worked in and for the lgbt community in different capacities. From media strategy and national spokesperson to a youth mentor and teacher I’ve been heavily involved in the community for […]

  • Bryanna A. Jenkins

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. My name is Bryanna A. Jenkins and I am currently the Executive Director of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance. I founded this organization to give a voice to the Baltimore Transgender Community in the wake of so […]

  • Joshua A Holiday

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. Hello everyone. My name is Joshua A. Holiday. I’m 51 years old. I’ve been involved in activism since I was probably around 5 or younger. My mom was union person, in NYC, and she always attended […]

  • Tona Brown

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. My name is Tona Brown a violinist, opera singer and advocate for transgender equality and visibility.   I am known by most for being transgender woman of color to headline at Carnegie Hall and to perform for […]

  • Kylar Broadus

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. I never planned activism as a career and had no idea I would still be doing this work. I was inspired to do it because I came out in a time when we were less visible […]