Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Milwaukee Vigil for Orlando

    All Milwaukeeans are invited to join in community to honor the victims of the mass shootings in Orlando. Let us come together and be a force of love and solidarity to demonstrate that we oppose these senseless acts of violence against the LGBTQ community and all communities. Gather at the south end of City Hall […]

  • Community leaders stand for LGBTQ inclusion – MKE Pride

    May 5, 2016 :: For Immediate Release::   FORGE and Milwaukee partner organizations, respond to recent Milwaukee Pride Parade news. We believe in a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals can live out, proud and authentic lives, without fear of bullying, discrimination or exclusion. We believe in a world where our resilient LGBTQ […]

  • Clinical Areas of Expertise…

    … we want to include you in our referral database! [Printable/sharable PDF:Therapist invitation letter] Jump directly to the assessment form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/trans-trauma-therapy April 30, 2016 Dear mental health provider or advocate: FORGE is enhancing our online therapist referral database for transgender and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault (and other forms of intimate crimes).  We are […]

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month – 2016

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM). FORGE invites you to participate in it with us. We have four suggestions on how to join in. 1. Color! In March we held a very successful contest inviting artists to create an umbrella image that people could color. Although we did rank the submissions and award prizes, […]

  • SAAM Trans Umbrella Coloring Page

    Color! In March we held a very successful contest inviting artists to create an umbrella image that people could color. Although we did rank the submissions and award prizes, we are very pleased to share the top 6 submissions with you.  Choose whichever one(s) you like best, color, and upload your creation to social media […]

  • 12 things you can do for Transgender Day of Visibility

    Download a JPG poster, or a PDF poster You don’t need to be trans or gender non-binary to participate in the Transgender Day of Visibility.  Here are some suggestions: 1.  Write a thank you letter to a company that has trans-inclusive employment policies. Not sure you know any? Check out http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index 2.  Read a trans-focused […]

  • #SAAM 2016 Umbrella Coloring Page Design Contest

    About #SAAM April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM). Every year, FORGE (a national transgender anti-violence organization), focuses our social media efforts on raising public awareness about sexual violence specific to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities. We know that: Victim service providers benefit from trans-specific information, training, and guidance. […]

  • Espavo Photo Shoot – Keystone Conference 2016

    FORGE’s Espavo Project will be at TransCentralPA’s Keystone Conference again this year! 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, as well as offering strength and hope to trans & gender non-binary individuals and loved ones who are […]

  • Monica Roberts

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. Most people know me as the founding editor of the ten year of TransGriot blog, but I have been an award winning trans human rights advocate since 1998. Was a founding member of the National Trans […]

  • Marlow White

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. My name is Marlow White, I’m 52 and the proud father to 4 daughters ages 18, 17, 15 and 4. I’m also the Founder and Executive Director of Under Our Umbrella. Inc. (“UOU”) Under Our Umbrella […]