Press releases

  • LGBT Advocates Commend New VAWA Non-Discrimination Guidance Guidance

    As advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, we applaud the Department of Justice for issuing strong implementing guidelines for the historic non-discrimination provisions in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), ensuring that LGBT survivors of violence receive equal services and treatment free from unlawful discrimination. The recently released Frequently Asked Questions about […]

  • FORGE Applauds New Protections for Transgender, LGBQ Survivors of Violence

    April 9, 2014 Today the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released its long-awaited FAQs on how it will be implementing the new law forbidding any Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)-funded entity from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. FORGE is extremely pleased with the guidance.  The following summarizes what we […]

  • Syd Robinson named in #Trans100

    FORGE Fellow Syd Robinson Honored by Trans 100 FORGE is proud to announce that Syd Robinson, one of FORGE’s eight 2014 Fellows, was listed in this year’s Trans 100, an annual listing of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from across the country who are actively working to improve the lives of people in the trans […]

  • WI-STAR Launches

    To start responding to the priorities and concerns expressed by participants in the February 7, 2014 Trans* Leadership Institute, FORGE is very pleased to announce the launch of WI-STAR: Wisconsin Statewide Trans* Advocacy Roundtable.  The purpose of WI-STAR is to: Network Wisconsin-based advocates who are committed to issues of trans* advocacy and/or education, fostering communication […]

  • FORGE Fellows program begins

    In late 2013, FORGE envisioned starting a program to foster trans* leadership.   Seven SE-Wisconsin-based trans* advocates have accepted FORGE’s invitation to join our first-ever, year-long FORGE Fellows Program. Monthly group meetings will be supplemented with regular, ongoing individual conversations to ensure that each Fellow develops and pursues an individualized workplan to reach their personal advocacy […]

  • Annual Report

    FORGE’s 2013 Annual Report… highlights how far we’ve come over the past 20 years, reviews our partnerships and national policy work, shares some of our efforts and programming in Wisconsin, shines light on the work we are doing to empower trans* survivors and loved ones, details services and successes of work with and for victim […]

  • Parents’ Support Group

    More and more transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth are coming out, so in January 2014 FORGE will begin sponsoring a new monthly support group in Milwaukee specifically for parents and other close relatives/caregivers of trans*, gender non-conforming, and questioning children and youth.  The group will provide an opportunity for parents to share their […]

  • Exciting year ahead – 2014

    As some of you know, FORGE was founded in 1994, which means that 2014 is our 20th anniversary.  We will celebrate this milestone throughout the year by sharing FORGE history and by hosting or co-hosting special events.  Be prepared to mark your calendar frequently with many exciting events. A finalized 2014 schedule will be available […]

  • Trans* Leadership Institute

    Fair Wisconsin and Diverse & Resilient are augmenting this year’s LGBT Leadership Conference (Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9, 2014) with an all-day Trans* Leadership Institute on Friday, February 7, 2014. Both events will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire weekend, but may choose to register for only […]

  • Webinar: Trans-specific barriers to accessing health care

    Have you signed up for the “Trans-specific barriers to accessing health care” webinar yet? Go directly to sign up:  https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/118596087 On Thursday, November 21, 2013 [noon - 1:30pm Pacific | 1:00 - 2:30pm Mountain  |2:00 - 3:30pm Central  | 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern], join FORGE staff michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels to learn more about […]