Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Survivors and Unsung Heroes: Advocating for Transgender People Behind Bars (NSAC)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Presented by Just Detention International Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, JDI Morgan Givens, Program Officer, JDI JDI Survivor Council Member Transgender Prisoner Advocate Transgender people are incarcerated at higher rates than other people, and once inside, face unacceptable risk of sexual abuse and harassment. Often forgotten and […]

  • We ALL need support: Best practices for gender-integrated support groups (NSAC)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Men, boys, transgender men/boys, transgender women/girls, and non-binary individuals experience high rates of sexual abuse and assault.  Survivors of all genders can benefit from group support services, helping them recognize they are not alone, providing space to share their story with others in a safe environment, and […]

  • Bathroom boogeymen: Reclaiming safety and decency for us all (TN Coalition)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A keynote at the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence’s 2017 Annual Conference Abstract: Transgender and non-binary individuals experience high rates of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and other forms of victimization.   Over the past few years, the public discourse has focused almost exclusively on which bathrooms transgender individuals have a right to […]

  • Sheltering Transgender Survivors (TN Coalition)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A workshop at the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence’s 2017 Annual Conference Abstract: Every survivor has a unique story. Yet, victim service agencies often know little about transgender survivors’ or their stories. This workshop will share qualitative survivor and provider experiences, as well as provide quantitative data about the barriers, needs, successes, […]

  • Transgender Domestic Violence: Developing New Strategies to Assist Survivors (panel)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    Since the rise of the Battered Women’s Movement in the 1970s, the United States has been at the forefront of providing legal protection and services to survivors of domestic violence. Unfortunately, transgender communities remain largely ignored by this movement. Research indicates that, despite experiencing similar or higher rates of domestic violence as compared to the […]

  • Moving Trans-Inclusive Theory into Action: Practical Skills for Supporting Trans Survivors

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    OAITH Provincial Training Day. A day of training in Toronto, Ontario sponsored by the Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses.   Training outline: Creating a solid foundation Trans/non-binary: Identifying who we are including Foundational frameworks Setting the stage with data 3 broad barriers Language Spaces (Curious) Questions Safety planning and harm reduction Trans-specific considerations […]

  • Research and Policy Symposium on LGBTQ Aging

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    The LGBT Social Science & Public Policy Center presents a research and policy symposium on LGBTQ aging which will bring together experts in the fields of LGBTQ aging and policy to lay the groundwork for policymakers, service providers, and researchers to better understand the relevant issues affecting LGBT older adults. There are an estimated 2.7 […]

  • Monthly Milwaukee Meeting — Rights, Realities, and Resilience in the age of Trump

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    Description: What are the rights of trans / non-binary people when stopped by police? What should I do if my ID doesn’t match my gender (when an officer stops me or in other situations)? Can I use the bathroom that aligns with my gender? What are the legal implications? “Walking While Trans” really is a […]

  • SAAM Trans Lighthouse Coloring Pages

    Color! In March we held the second annual contest inviting artists to create a lighthouse-themed image that people could color during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM). We are very pleased to share the top 4 submissions with you.  Choose whichever one(s) you like best, color, and upload your creation to social media during April. Please […]

  • Monthly Milwaukee Meeting — Therapist Panel

    Choosing a therapist can feel daunting. FORGE will try to make it easier by hosting a panel of local therapists with significant experience working with transgender and non-binary individuals and loved ones. Through a moderated discussion, each provider will talk about their approaches and experience, as well as answer participants’ questions. If you are in […]