Archive for the ‘Featured’ Category

  • 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 […]

  • Andrea Jenkins, M.A., M.F.A.

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. Andrea Jenkins is an Award winning poet and writer. Most recently was awarded a Bush Fellowship and a Fellowship in the Cultural Community Leadership Institute at Intermedia Arts and sponsored by the Bush Foundation and named […]

  • Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. I am many things—a minister, a communications specialist, a lover of wisdom, an uncle, a follower of Jesus, a brother, a friend, a writer, an advocate, transgender, an activist. I am blessed to work in many […]

  • Samantha Jo-Dato

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. What do you get when you mix fierce make-up, stunning style, and a passion for social justice? You get Ms. Samantha Jo! Who has quickly become a force to be reckoned with as a dedicated and […]

  • Black Trans History Month – 2016

    Leaders! Samantha Jo Dato Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson Andrea Jenkins, M.A., M.F.A. Kylar Broadus Tona Brown Joshua A. Holiday Bryanna A. Jenkins Tiq Milan February is Black History Month.  Most Americans know very little about Black history.  Fewer yet are aware of the remarkable Black Trans individuals throughout history who shaped our culture and created […]

  • 2016 National Crime Victim Rights Week Video

    FORGE is proud to be selected as one of three organizations highlighted in the Office for Victims of Crime’s 2016 National Crime Victim Rights Week video. Also profiled are The Shade Tree and Truckers Against Trafficking. We are grateful that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) continues to be committed to survivors of all […]