Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Thank you for your #EspavoLove

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Instagram campaign, #EspavoLove, as part of the #EspavoProject! Espavo means, “Thank you for taking your power back.” We know that those of you who participated — by contributing a photo or quote, liking a post, “simply” following the campaign — could feel the love, healing, and […]

  • #EspavoLove Instagram Campaign

    FORGE is excited to announce that we’re now on Instagram (@FORGE_Forward) and hosting our first campaign for the Espavo Project this week! Espavo means, “Thank you for taking your power back.” The Espavo Project is a photographic and narrative project designed to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans*, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary individuals and […]

  • What you can do: Supporting yourself and others after a trans death or violent crime

    [Download a printable version here: supporting-self-others-after-trans-death] It is normal to feel grief, anger, fear, sadness, and confusion when we lose someone we care about, particularly if the death was unexpected and/or violent. People who identify as part of one or more subpopulations can also feel these feelings when they learn that someone they did not know […]

  • Beyond #TDOR

    Cities across the country marked #TDOR (Transgender Day of Remembrance) last week. For many, this day and the events associated with it, can be incredibly painful — reminders of the extreme form violence can take against people based on their gender identity, gender expression, or association and love for someone who is trans, gender non-conforming […]

  • An Evening with Dylan Scholinski

    Distinguished artist, author, and public speaker. Dylan has an evening packed full of readings, exploration of his past and current work, and abundant time for questions and discussion. Join us for a reception with light snacks at 6:30 – 7:00pm. The formal presentation will begin at 7:00pm. Learn more: http://forge-forward.org/event/november2014-monthly/ RSVP on Facebook (not required)

  • Open Studio with Dylan Scholinski

    Spend the afternoon with artist, author, and public speaker Dylan Scholinski. Between 1:00pm and 4:00pm, on Saturday, November 22, 2014, Dylan will provide space, guidance and presence during an open studio time, focusing on a collective art project. “Lead with Your Heart” will provide a loose structure in which attendees can look inward and express […]

  • #TDOR 2014

    • Date: November 1st, 2014
    • Subjects: Featured

    Join FORGE and community partners in marking the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The greater Milwaukee community will be honoring those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender hate and/or violence on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (1110. N Market Street, Second Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202). This is […]

  • Trans-Police Relations Webinar

    Registration Open! https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/604406031 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