Press releases

  • #SAAM 2017 Lighthouse Coloring Page Design Contest

    Download a printable flyer: 2017 #SAAM Lighthouse Coloring Page Design Competition About #SAAM April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM).  Every year, FORGE[1] (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 non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities. We know that: Victim […]

  • Barriers to LGBTQ Empowerment: Dialogue to Action (Alverno)

    It takes brave people and open hearts to uncover and challenge the social systems prohibiting full inclusion. LGBTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and allies face discriminatory obstacles every day, in terms of healthcare, legal services, family and adoption advocacy, housing and employment, and more. They face threats of violence where they live, work, […]

  • Welcome Ashley Altadonna

    We are pleased to announce Ashley Altadonna as FORGE’s new Project Coordinator. Ashley is a transgender filmmaker, author, and activist living in Milwaukee, WI. She has been an advocate for the trans/gender non-conforming community for over a decade. In 2008, she formed her own film/video production company, Tall Lady Pictures LLC. Her films have been […]

  • National Baseline Assessment of Shelters on Serving Transgender Survivors

    Do you work for a domestic violence agency?  Does your agency provide shelter?   If yes, we’d love to hear from you! FORGE, a national transgender anti-violence organization that serves as a training and technical assistance provider for the Office on Violence Against Women, would like to invite you to be part of a national effort […]

  • FORGE launches new victim services

    PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORGE receives $72,668 in funding to provide new services and supports for SE Wisconsin transgender and non-binary victims of crime [Milwaukee, WI]– FORGE is initiating new services for SE Wisconsinites who are transgender or non-binary and who have experienced crime as a result of a new Victims of Crime Act […]

  • Support group facilitators: We want to hear from you!

    Have you facilitated one or more support groups for sexual assault survivors?  Do you know others who have? If yes, we’d like to hear from you! By sharing your experiences, you will be contributing your expertise to the creation of more resources for support group facilitators who work with sexual assault survivors. FORGE is creating […]

  • Raliance funded support group facilitators project

    September 19, 2016 In times of massive social and political change, people often wish for a guide that explains what is happening, why it is happening, and how they are supposed to cope. With Raliance funding, FORGE is setting out to create just that for sexual assault services – specifically, why and how to create […]

  • FORGE receives grant from Raliance

    June 30, 2016 michael munson, Executive Director AskFORGE [at] forge-forward [dot] org PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORGE Receives $49,911 in funding to develop resources on providing gender-inclusive support groups for diverse sexual assault survivors Grant from Raliance, New Collaborative Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation [Milwaukee, WI]– FORGE has been selected to […]

  • Milwaukee Vigil for Orlando

    All Milwaukeeans are invited to join in community to honor the victims of the mass shootings in Orlando. Let us come together and be a force of love and solidarity to demonstrate that we oppose these senseless acts of violence against the LGBTQ community and all communities. Gather at the south end of City Hall […]

  • 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 […]