Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Serving Transgender Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

    Hosted by the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Register today!   Date: August 19, 2015.  10:00 – 11:30am Central. Description: This fast-paced training will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. […]


    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HOME: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY Edited by michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels Due: October 31, 2015 More than one-quarter of couples with one or more trans partners – indeed, one-quarter of all U.S. couples – experience intimate partner violence (physical, emotional, financial, and/or sexual abuse by one or both partners […]

  • New Guide for Transgender Survivors Accessing Therapy

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, FORGE is proud to announce the online publication of Let’s Talk About It! A Transgender Survivor’s Guide to Accessing Therapy, available at This 107-page document is a groundbreaking guide aimed specifically at transgender survivors of sexual assault (50-66% of all trans people have experienced sexual assault) but […]

  • #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 – […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ending Trans Domestic Violence Murders

    March 5, 2015 Already in this past few months of this year, an unconscionable and seemingly growing number of transwomen, especially trans women of color, have been murdered in the U.S., a fact that is deeply – and rightfully – upsetting to our community. Circumstance behind a number of these murders seem to be rooted […]

  • Free Book! Manning Up

    Attend the Saturday, March 7, 2015’s Black Trans Panel and pick up your free copy of Transgress Press book MANNING UP: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves. Read it and attend the March 28, 2015 monthly meeting, where managing editor of Transgress Press, Trystan Cotten, will be present to speak about publishing, writing, […]

  • Black Trans Panel: A trans-masculine perspective

    In honor of Black History Month, FORGE will host a panel discussion with Black Trans*/Gender Non-Conforming community leaders to speak on their experiences, activism and vision. Panelists come a from a variety of experience, age, and organizations. Learn more… Panelists: Jesse White, Lee Jonathan Williams, and others TBA; moderated by FORGE Fellow Syd Robbie Let […]

  • 2015 Changes in Local Programming

    For 20 years, a staple of FORGE’s local programming has been hosting monthly social support, discussion-oriented meetings. Times have changed. Peoples’ needs have changed. Access to resources have changed. FORGE has grown and changed. In 2015, we will continue with the trend you likely saw in 2014 — a shift towards more formal programming. You […]

  • Open discussion: Passing the torch

    March 1, 2015 [Milwaukee, WI]  We recognize that many of you count on open discussion and support every month from FORGE. As we transition away from providing this core service, FORGE Fellow Natalie Miller has stepped up to fill this gap. Join Natalie at 6:00pm (prior to monthly meetings) for connection, support, and free form […]