Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • News: Around the world in the last 30 days

    In the past several years, FORGE has repeatedly noted that no other stigmatized group has moved so far so fast as the transgender community. Check out news from just the past 30 days to see why we say this! [These are just HIGHLIGHTS from the past 30 days, with a focus on positive changes and […]

  • Milwaukee meeting: Getting What You Want!

    • Date: August 1st, 2014
    • Subjects: News

    Description: We all seek out support and information meetings for unique reasons. Often we come together for similar purposes, but the reality is that we each have highly unique needs, desires, and expected outcomes when we connect with an organization or attend a meeting. Some of us might be looking for community and camaraderie.   Some […]

  • July meeting follow-up

      Thanks to Ashley Altadonna for sharing her films and writing!   If you would like a copy of the films she screened, you can find “Whatever Suits You” and “Playing with Gender” available for sale on her website: http://tallladypictures.com/ Ashley also read her chapter in the book “Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the […]

  • Webinar: VAWA non-discrimination conditions: sexual orientation and gender identity

    An overview of the sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination conditions in the Reauthorized VAWA Registration now open! July 16, 2014 @ noon-1:30 Pacific, 1-2:30pm Mountain, 2-3:30pm Central, 3-4:30pm Eastern Click here to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/318448103   Description: The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 added a grant condition that prohibits discrimination on the basis […]

  • Writing to Heal begins July 7, 2014

    The next Writing to Heal course (online) is just around the corner, starting July 7, 2014. Please join us! Writing to Heal: Soothing the Soul (through words, images, and experiential activities) is a dynamic, experiential and reflective writing-based course that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about past abuse, assault or violence into empowered […]

  • Trauma in the Lives of Transgender Older Adults Webinar

    Registration today! (noon-1:30 Pacific, 1-2:30pm Mountain, 2-3:30pm Central, 3-4:30pm Eastern) Click here to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/692135151   Description: Although the data about transgender elders and trauma is still limited, the research that does exist indicates both high levels of traumatic history and significant implications for health and wellness. Many transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience higher […]

  • 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 (http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/forge/index.html), 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 […]