Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Ending Trans Domestic Violence Murders

    March 5, 2015 Already in this past few months of this year, an unconscionable and seemingly growing number of transwomen, especially trans women of color, have been murdered in the U.S., a fact that is deeply – and rightfully – upsetting to our community. Circumstance behind a number of these murders seem to be rooted […]

  • Free Book! Manning Up

    Attend the Saturday, March 7, 2015’s Black Trans Panel and pick up your free copy of Transgress Press book MANNING UP: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves. Read it and attend the March 28, 2015 monthly meeting, where managing editor of Transgress Press, Trystan Cotten, will be present to speak about publishing, writing, […]

  • Black Trans Panel: A trans-masculine perspective

    In honor of Black History Month, FORGE will host a panel discussion with Black Trans*/Gender Non-Conforming community leaders to speak on their experiences, activism and vision. Panelists come a from a variety of experience, age, and organizations. Learn more… Panelists: Jesse White, Lee Jonathan Williams, and others TBA; moderated by FORGE Fellow Syd Robbie Let […]

  • 2015 Changes in Local Programming

    For 20 years, a staple of FORGE’s local programming has been hosting monthly social support, discussion-oriented meetings. Times have changed. Peoples’ needs have changed. Access to resources have changed. FORGE has grown and changed. In 2015, we will continue with the trend you likely saw in 2014 — a shift towards more formal programming. You […]

  • Open discussion: Passing the torch

    March 1, 2015 [Milwaukee, WI]  We recognize that many of you count on open discussion and support every month from FORGE. As we transition away from providing this core service, FORGE Fellow Natalie Miller has stepped up to fill this gap. Join Natalie at 6:00pm (prior to monthly meetings) for connection, support, and free form […]

  • Safe Dating Tips

    Both seasoned and inexperienced daters increase their chances of having a safe as well as pleasurable date when they take just a few precautions. This trans-specific dating tip sheet covers issues such as where to meet and what to do before you leave that meeting place; the pros and cons of hosting, going to your […]

  • 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 […]