Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Boats and anchors and trees, oh my!

    Did you miss the August 23, 2014 meeting to discuss goals and ideas for programming and getting what you want?   We had a great time talking about boats, anchors, trees, flying squirrels as part of identifying needs and desires, as well as figuring out some of the challenges that get in the way of creating […]

  • Your voice counts!

    If you were to dream big and be able to design services, events, and programs for the trans*/non-binary/SOFFA community that would also specifically meet your needs and goals, what features would you most like to see? Share your ideas: take the survey if you live in Wisconsin or northern Illinois! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014-2015-MKE-programming We particularly encourage the […]

  • Where in the world is FORGE?

    Travel NCAVP Roundtable The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs convenes an annual meeting for member organizations. The Roundtable serves as a time for networking, knowledge-sharing, and honing in on specific issues related to LGBTQ anti-violence with people who share a similar goal of serving LGBTQ survivors. FORGE has been an active member since 2007. FORGE […]

  • “101 Alternatives to Suicide” — Free Book!

    Legendary Kate Bornstein directly addresses the often daunting and prevalent reality of suicidal thoughts and actions within trans and queer communities. Through her typical bold, intense, and playful style, Kate offers unconventional alternatives to suicide in her book “Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws. Don’t be fooled by […]

  • News: Around the world in the last 30 days

    In the past several years, FORGE has repeatedly noted that no other stigmatized group has moved so far so fast as the transgender community. Check out news from just the past 30 days to see why we say this! [These are just HIGHLIGHTS from the past 30 days, with a focus on positive changes and […]

  • Milwaukee meeting: Getting What You Want!

    • Date: August 1st, 2014
    • Subjects: News

    Description: We all seek out support and information meetings for unique reasons. Often we come together for similar purposes, but the reality is that we each have highly unique needs, desires, and expected outcomes when we connect with an organization or attend a meeting. Some of us might be looking for community and camaraderie.   Some […]

  • July meeting follow-up

      Thanks to Ashley Altadonna for sharing her films and writing!   If you would like a copy of the films she screened, you can find “Whatever Suits You” and “Playing with Gender” available for sale on her website: http://tallladypictures.com/ Ashley also read her chapter in the book “Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the […]

  • Webinar: VAWA non-discrimination conditions: sexual orientation and gender identity

    An overview of the sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination conditions in the Reauthorized VAWA Registration now open! July 16, 2014 @ noon-1:30 Pacific, 1-2:30pm Mountain, 2-3:30pm Central, 3-4:30pm Eastern Click here to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/318448103   Description: The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 added a grant condition that prohibits discrimination on the basis […]

  • Writing to Heal begins July 7, 2014

    The next Writing to Heal course (online) is just around the corner, starting July 7, 2014. Please join us! Writing to Heal: Soothing the Soul (through words, images, and experiential activities) is a dynamic, experiential and reflective writing-based course that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about past abuse, assault or violence into empowered […]

  • Trauma in the Lives of Transgender Older Adults Webinar

    Registration today! (noon-1:30 Pacific, 1-2:30pm Mountain, 2-3:30pm Central, 3-4:30pm Eastern) Click here to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/692135151   Description: Although the data about transgender elders and trauma is still limited, the research that does exist indicates both high levels of traumatic history and significant implications for health and wellness. Many transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience higher […]