Press releases

  • Community leaders stand for LGBTQ inclusion – MKE Pride

    May 5, 2016 :: For Immediate Release::   FORGE and Milwaukee partner organizations, respond to recent Milwaukee Pride Parade news. We believe in a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals can live out, proud and authentic lives, without fear of bullying, discrimination or exclusion. We believe in a world where our resilient LGBTQ […]

  • Clinical Areas of Expertise…

    … we want to include you in our referral database! [Printable/sharable PDF:Therapist invitation letter] Jump directly to the assessment form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/trans-trauma-therapy April 30, 2016 Dear mental health provider or advocate: FORGE is enhancing our online therapist referral database for transgender and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault (and other forms of intimate crimes).  We are […]

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month – 2016

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM). FORGE invites you to participate in it with us. We have four suggestions on how to join in. 1. Color! In March we held a very successful contest inviting artists to create an umbrella image that people could color. Although we did rank the submissions and award prizes, […]

  • 12 things you can do for Transgender Day of Visibility

    Download a JPG poster, or a PDF poster You don’t need to be trans or gender non-binary to participate in the Transgender Day of Visibility.  Here are some suggestions: 1.  Write a thank you letter to a company that has trans-inclusive employment policies. Not sure you know any? Check out http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index 2.  Read a trans-focused […]

  • #SAAM 2016 Umbrella Coloring Page Design Contest

    About #SAAM April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM). Every year, FORGE (a national transgender anti-violence organization), focuses our social media efforts on raising public awareness about sexual violence specific to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities. We know that: Victim service providers benefit from trans-specific information, training, and guidance. […]

  • Espavo Photo Shoot – Keystone Conference 2016

    FORGE’s Espavo Project will be at TransCentralPA’s Keystone Conference again this year! 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, as well as offering strength and hope to trans & gender non-binary individuals and loved ones who are […]

  • 2016 National Crime Victim Rights Week Video

    FORGE is proud to be selected as one of three organizations highlighted in the Office for Victims of Crime’s 2016 National Crime Victim Rights Week video. Also profiled are The Shade Tree and Truckers Against Trafficking. We are grateful that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) continues to be committed to survivors of all […]

  • Oppose AB 469

    Wisconsin legislators are attempting to take away the federally protected rights (Title IX) of trans students to use the bathroom and changing facility that aligns with their gender. Assembly Bill 469 was introduced last week and there will be a public hearing in Madison. Download, share and use these talking points to help others understand […]

  • Self Help Guide for Trans Survivors of Violence

    ********* PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY *********  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION: Loree Cook-Daniels, Policy and Program Director FORGE „ PO Box 1272 „ Milwaukee, WI 53201 „ 414-559-2123 www.forge-forward.org   September 24, 2015 Transgender survivors of sexual assault – who make up approximately half of the trans community – face unique healing issues. To help meet […]

  • New book chapter: Understanding Transgender Elders

    FORGE is pleased to announce the publication of another resource on transgender elders. “Understanding Transgender Elders,” by FORGE Policy and Program Director Loree Cook-Daniels, has just been published as a chapter (pp. 285-308) in the new Springer Publishing book, Handbook of LGBT Elders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies. The book, edited by […]