Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • 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 (, 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: 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 […]

  • Dr. Kortney Ziegler: Still Black

    Kortney Ziegler’s award winning film “Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen” will be screened, followed by a talk back with the filmmaker on May 24, 2014 @ 7:00pm – Milwaukee, WI.  Learn more

  • Helen Boyd

    Join guest speaker and author Helen Boyd for a lively reading and discussion of her book “She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband” on April 26, 2014. Learn more!

  • FORGE Applauds New Protections for Transgender, LGBQ Survivors of Violence

    April 9, 2014 Today the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released its long-awaited FAQs on how it will be implementing the new law forbidding any Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)-funded entity from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. FORGE is extremely pleased with the guidance.  The following summarizes what we […]