Press releases

  • 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 […]

  • TDOR 2013 – Call for Submissions

    Every November, communities across the world join together to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance with vigils, marches, candles, speeches, prayers, and moments of silence.  Milwaukee’s Transgender Day of Remembrance – held on Friday, November 22, 2013 (starting at 6:30pm) at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center – will involve all of those components. . . […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 5 of 5)

    Day 5 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. In July of 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) officials noted in the resolution of a Title IX complaint that “[c]ourts rely on Title VII precedent to analyze discrimination ‘on the […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 4 of 5)

    Day 4 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. Recently, several courts have indicated even broader protection from sexual orientation discrimination under the gender stereotyping theory.  These courts have done so by recognizing that hostility towards LGB people is, by its very nature, hostility towards a failure to conform […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 2 of 5)

    Day 2 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. In 2012, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) exercised its general rulemaking authority to promulgate the “LGBT Equal Access Rule.”[x]  This rule ensures that HUD’s “core programs are open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual […]