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  • Trans-Police Relations Webinar

    Registration Open! Please note your time zone: (noon-1:30 Pacific, 1-2:30pm Mountain, 2-3:30pm Central, 3-4:30pm Eastern)   Description: In this webinar we’ll look at the ingredients needed for improving and transforming the relationship between trans communities and police departments, and help you map your path to getting there. Using examples from cities that have made […]

  • Welcome Katie Taylor!

      FORGE is excited to have Katie Taylor on board. In just a few weeks we have been bolstered by her energy, passion, and commitment to trans* and non-binary survivors and loved ones. Katie Taylor has worked in the anti-sexual and domestic violence movements as well as ecofeminist and LGBTQ rights movements for over fifteen […]

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    To raise awareness about domestic violence within transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary populations, FORGE will be posting helpful resources for victim service providers who work with domestic violence survivors.  Transgender- and DV-specific posts on Twitter or Facebook will provide information on archived webinars, publications, fact sheets, and relevant statistics. Stay current with hashtags: #DVAM #trans

  • New article: Sheltering Transgender Women

    Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services FORGE welcomed another opportunity to work with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in creating this new Technical Assistance Guidance document: Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services (September 2014). This Technical Assistance Guidance highlights effective strategies for integrating trans women into shelter, building on the knowledge that most shelter […]

  • September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

    The largest transgender survey to date, published in 2011 under the name Injustice at Every Turn, finally put a number to a reality many in the trans* community already knew too well: 41% of trans individuals have at some time attempted suicide. Obviously, many factors can lead to suicide attempts and completions. Statistics show clearly […]

  • Sexual assault within the trans community

    Recently FORGE heard from a transgender individual who was devastated that they had been accused of sexually assaulting one individual and abusing others within the trans community in their city. They wrote, “Despite my now diminished mental health, I have no way to escape any of this. I have no way to prove to anyone […]

  • Is voting a violence-prevention issue?

    Is voting a violence-prevention issue? Citizens of Ferguson, MO – which has been embroiled in a very public controversy over police violence – may decide it is: it turns out, Time reported on September 8, that just 6% of African-American Ferguson residents voted in the 2013 municipal election. It is with that connection in mind […]

  • Trans barriers to recognizing abuse

    Those of us who train about transgender domestic violence and sexual assault survivors typically talk a lot about the additional barriers trans survivors face in identifying what they are experiencing as abuse (which, of course, is the necessary first step toward getting help). Earlier this month the website XOJane posted a column by a transwoman […]

  • Today is LGBT Center Awareness Day

    Today, September 15, is the sixth annual LGBT Center Awareness Day, this year co-sponsored by Centerlink: The Community of LGBT Centers and The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Professionals. There are more than 150 LGBT Centers playing pivotal roles in the LGBT communities where they exist. Such Centers serve as referral sources, meeting places, welcome […]

  • ESPAVO Photo shoot – Atlanta, GA

    Sign up today for your ESPAVO photo shoot in Atlanta, GA on October 12, 2014.  To learn more about the ESPAVO project, visit In Atlanta, look for Katie and Leigh in these bright yellow shirts. Online Ticketing for ESPAVO Project @ Atlanta Pride! powered by Eventbrite   Photographer: Leigh Houghtaling Leigh Houghtaling is the […]