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  • Day 2 – Companion App

    #30DaysOfAction Walking Home Companion Until we live in a world that is safe from trans and gender non-conforming street harassment/violence, we will need a few tools to help us feel safer.  Thanks to CompanionApp, you will, as they advertise, “never walk home alone again.”  Companion is a FREE app that is available for both iPhones […]

  • 5 ways to give on #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday (11.29.16) harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities.  We appreciate your generosity and commitment to reducing violence within the transgender community. Here are 5 ways you can contribute to FORGE: Amazon Smile. You shop. Amazon Gives. Signing up is […]

  • Day 1 – Bullying

    #30DaysOfAction According to the 2011 Injustice at Every Turn report, 78% of those who expressed a transgender identity or gender non-conformity while in school (K-12) experienced harassment, 35% were physically assaulted, and 12% were sexually assaulted. Bullying has long-term implications as well: 15% of those harassed trans kids left school before earning their diploma, lowering […]

  • #30 Days of Action

    …to Reduce Violence Against Transgender and Gender Non-binary People November 2016 Take Action! November 1, 2016 – Bullying November 2, 2016 – Companion App November 3, 2016 – Homelessness November 4, 2016 – Get a GED November 5, 2016 – Help systems to be trauma-informed November 6, 2016 – Support raising minimum wage November 7, […]

  • Gender-Integrated Shelters: Experience and Advice

    With the Violence Against Women Act’s new nondiscrimination provisions, more and more domestic violence shelters are considering expanding to serve all genders of survivors. Some shelters have housed male, transgender, and non-binary residents alongside non-trans women for years. How have they fared? What barriers did they have to overcome? What advice do they have for […]