Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Espavo Photo Shoot – Keystone Conference 2016

    FORGE’s Espavo Project will be at TransCentralPA’s Keystone Conference again this year! 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, as well as offering strength and hope to trans & gender non-binary individuals and loved ones who are […]

  • Monica Roberts

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. Most people know me as the founding editor of the ten year of TransGriot blog, but I have been an award winning trans human rights advocate since 1998. Was a founding member of the National Trans […]

  • Marlow White

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. My name is Marlow White, I’m 52 and the proud father to 4 daughters ages 18, 17, 15 and 4. I’m also the Founder and Executive Director of Under Our Umbrella. Inc. (“UOU”) Under Our Umbrella […]

  • Louis Mitchell

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. My name is Louis Mitchell. I’m a man of trans experience, a father a man of faith and someone committed to spreading love and support to our community. While my activism may show up in various […]

  • C. Riley Snorton, Ph.D.

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. I am an author, scholar and an assistant professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University. My research and teaching expertise include cultural theory, queer and transgender theory, Africana studies, and […]

  • Jevon Martin

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. I’m 45 years old, I currently live in the Bronx, born in Harlem NYC. As a passionate leader in the community I wear many hats. I work for the MTA, I am founder/executive director of princess […]

  • Toni Newman: I Rise

    [Image: The cover of Toni Newman’s book mentioned in post which has Toni Newman with long, black braids wearing a low-cut shirt with long earrings, looking into the camera with conviction. The title of the book, I Rise, is across her image.] Toni Newman, I Rise-The Transformation of Toni Newman (2011). Born the eldest son […]

  • Marcelle Cook-Daniels

    Marcelle Cook-Daniels (1960-2000) had two traits that set him apart from many other Black trans leaders. The first and most important trait is that he didn’t think of the world in the categories so many of us now organize our lives around. He was able to see and support individuals beyond their demographic labels, yes, […]

  • Carlett A. Brown

      Carlett A. Brown discovered that she was intersex during physical exams she received while serving in the Navy during the 1950’s. After her discharge, she worked as a female impersonator and shake dancer to earn money for gender affirmation surgery. Finding that the surgery she needed was not yet legal in the United States, […]

  • Carter Brown

      1.For people who don’t already know you, please share a little about yourself, your work, and/or your activism. I’m Carter Brown, Founder and Executive Director of Black Transmen, Inc. We are the first national, non-profit, Black trans led organization that empowers the Black Trans community through social advocacy, positive visibility, and building strong leadership. […]