Press releases

  • New Guide for Transgender Survivors Accessing Therapy

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, FORGE is proud to announce the online publication of Let’s Talk About It! A Transgender Survivor’s Guide to Accessing Therapy, available at https://forge-forward.org/wp-content/docs/Lets-Talk-Therapist-Guide.pdf. This 107-page document is a groundbreaking guide aimed specifically at transgender survivors of sexual assault (50-66% of all trans people have experienced sexual assault) but […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Welcome Katie Taylor!

      FORGE is excited to have Katie Taylor on board. In just a few weeks we have been bolstered by her energy, passion, and commitment to trans* and non-binary survivors and loved ones. Katie Taylor has worked in the anti-sexual and domestic violence movements as well as ecofeminist and LGBTQ rights movements for over fifteen […]

  • New article: Sheltering Transgender Women

    Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services FORGE welcomed another opportunity to work with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in creating this new Technical Assistance Guidance document: Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services (September 2014). This Technical Assistance Guidance highlights effective strategies for integrating trans women into shelter, building on the knowledge that most shelter […]

  • Your voice counts!

    If you were to dream big and be able to design services, events, and programs for the trans*/non-binary/SOFFA community that would also specifically meet your needs and goals, what features would you most like to see? Share your ideas: take the survey if you live in Wisconsin or northern Illinois! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014-2015-MKE-programming We particularly encourage the […]

  • 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, […]