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  • 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 […]

  • Toolkit: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

    In recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, the Office for Victims of Crime  is pleased to announce the release of a new online guide, Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault (http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/forge/index.html), to help educate those who respond to transgender sexual assault victims. This toolkit was created in collaboration between FORGE and […]

  • OVC Web Forum – Save the Date!

    Online Discussion on Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Sexual Assault Victims: June 25, 2014 11am-noon PT, noon-1pm MT, 1-2pm CT, 2-3pm ET Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Save the date for the 2nd Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Web Forum on Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Sexual Assault Victims.  In commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, […]

  • Volunteer at PrideFest 2014

    Volunteer with FORGE at PrideFest.  We’d love your help.  In exchange for two hours of volunteer time, you will get into PrideFest at no cost, receive a free T-shirt, and have a great time! Fill out this short form and we’ll confirm your involvement.

  • Give Out Day 2014!

    It’s Give Out Day again on May 15, 2014 — a day devoted to supporting LGBTQ organizations. You can make a difference in the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones by making a donation to FORGE during this short 24 hour window of unprecedented giving. Learn more about FORGE by going […]

  • Stalking Webinar

    Understanding Stalking Dynamics and Implications for Transgender Individuals and Communities Click here to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/189060343 Recent national data indicates that 6.6 million people are stalked in a one year period in the United States; yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. Guest presenter Rebecca Dreke of the Stalking Resource […]

  • T-shirt Design Contest! – Thriving in 2014

    FORGE is a co-sponsor of Milwaukee PrideFest 2014’s Health and Wellness Area — June 6-8, 2014.  Every year, we supply booth volunteers with free FORGE-branded T-shirts specific to the booth’s theme. We need your help! FORGE’s 2014 booth theme is… “Thriving: Built Strong on Trans* Health Care Justice” What would it be like if the […]

  • LGBT Advocates Commend New VAWA Non-Discrimination Guidance Guidance

    As advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, we applaud the Department of Justice for issuing strong implementing guidelines for the historic non-discrimination provisions in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), ensuring that LGBT survivors of violence receive equal services and treatment free from unlawful discrimination. The recently released Frequently Asked Questions about […]