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  • PrideFest Health and Wellness

    FORGE is once against a co-sponsor of the Health and Wellness area at Milwaukee Pride. The “Exercising Pride: PrideFest Health & Wellness” area was created as a space to increase the visibility of LGBTQ non-profit organizations and programs and to showcase their robustness and viability. Each booth has fun and creative activities that engage participants […]

  • Part of the Solution: Gender-Integrated Sexual Assault Support Groups (webinar)

    • Date: May 16th, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    Sexual assault survivors derive many benefits from participating in support groups. Unfortunately, current widespread practices of holding only single-gender support groups deprive many transgender, non-binary, and male survivors of opportunities to benefit from these core services. FORGE surveyed and interviewed dozens of facilitators to identify concerns about all-gender groups and, most importantly, how experienced facilitators […]

  • Outside the Boxes: Working with Gender Non-binary Survivors (NSAC)

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

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference We all know thinking outside of the box is critical for providers working with sexual assault survivors.  When survivors live and identify outside of the culturally defined male and female gender boxes, it is even more important for providers to be adaptive, creative, and knowledgeable about how […]

  • Together We Stand: Transgender Inclusion (NSAC)

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

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Many organizations are committed to serving ALL survivors.  What that looks like and how agencies reach points of inclusion, confidence in serving, and maintaining their dedication to specific sub-populations of survivors may look different from one organization to the next.  This moderated panel discussion will bring together […]

  • 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 […]