Press releases

  • 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   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 […]

  • Underserved Populations grant

    FORGE Receives Funding to Serve Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors ********* PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY ********* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION:  michael munson, Executive Director. FORGE. PO Box 1272, Milwaukee, WI 53201. | 414-559-2123 September 9, 2015 Recognizing that over half of transgender people are survivors of sexual assault, the federal government’s Office on Violence Against […]

  • Serving Transgender Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

    Hosted by the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Register today!   Date: August 19, 2015.  10:00 – 11:30am Central. Description: This fast-paced training will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. […]


    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HOME: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY Edited by michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels Due: October 31, 2015 More than one-quarter of couples with one or more trans partners – indeed, one-quarter of all U.S. couples – experience intimate partner violence (physical, emotional, financial, and/or sexual abuse by one or both partners […]

  • 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 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 […]