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  • Working with Transgender Survivors: Core Information for Domestic Violence and Allied Professionals (webinar)

    A webinar with JWI.  Register today!  https://www.jwi.org/calendar/webinar-working-with-transgender-survivors Description: This fast-paced webinar is designed to assist domestic violence advocates and other victim service providers in better serving transgender survivors. Many providers are committed to serving transgender clients, but seek additional information in order to provide more competent and sensitive services. This webinar will primarily focus on […]

  • Integrating Transgender Survivors into Shelter and Support Groups (Webinar)

    A co-sponsored webinar with FORGE and JWI. This training is the second of two webinars.  For information on the first webinar — Working with Transgender Survivors: Core Information for Domestic Violence and Allied Professionals — contact JWI. Register today! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7695612006358836483 Description: This webinar will explore two common support services for domestic violence survivors that are […]

  • #SAAM 2017 Lighthouse Coloring Page Design Contest

    Download a printable flyer: 2017 #SAAM Lighthouse Coloring Page Design Competition About #SAAM April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM).  Every year, FORGE[1] (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 non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities. We know that: Victim […]

  • Ryan Sallans: Author Reading

    Come meet author, activist, educator, Ryan Sallans.  Milwaukee has this unique opportunity to hear directly from Ryan as he travels through the state – speaking later in the day at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Trans Symposium. Join us for light refreshments and an engaging author reading and discussion. Receive a free copy of Ryan’s […]

  • Barriers to LGBTQ Empowerment: Dialogue to Action (Alverno)

    It takes brave people and open hearts to uncover and challenge the social systems prohibiting full inclusion. LGBTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and allies face discriminatory obstacles every day, in terms of healthcare, legal services, family and adoption advocacy, housing and employment, and more. They face threats of violence where they live, work, […]

  • Making a Difference

    Since the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump, many Americans are realizing that they can no longer ignore their government’s actions: democracy demands involvement. If this describes you, here are some ways to learn more about what you can do to influence your elected officials, and how you can find others to work with […]

  • Monthly Milwaukee Meeting — Lou Sullivan: Daring To Be A Man Among Men

    Book Launch with author Brice Smith Join us for the official book launch of Brice D. Smith’s heart-wrenchingly inspirational biography Lou Sullivan: Daring To Be A Man Among Men. Hear him share his experiences reclaiming one of the most tragically overlooked people in LGBT history. Ask Brice anything and have him sign your copy of […]

  • Welcome Ashley Altadonna

    We are pleased to announce Ashley Altadonna as FORGE’s new Project Coordinator. Ashley is a transgender filmmaker, author, and activist living in Milwaukee, WI. She has been an advocate for the trans/gender non-conforming community for over a decade. In 2008, she formed her own film/video production company, Tall Lady Pictures LLC. Her films have been […]

  • Name Change Clinic

    Many of us are concerned about our legal identities and documentation paperwork in these post-election days.  Join attorney Laura Sette and FORGE for a name change clinic.  You will learn about how to legally change your name, how to change name and gender markers on passports and Social Security records.  Laura will spend some time […]

  • Day 8 – Practice random acts of kindness

    #30DaysOfAction Practice random acts of kindness The past several weeks and months leading up to the presidential election have been difficult for most of us.  Many of us are exhausted and stressed, living with high anticipation and concern about the outcome.  We have heard hard and painful words.   Many are taking care of themselves by […]