Trainings & Events

  • June 9

    Philadelphia Trans Health Conference

    FORGE staff will be present again at the 15th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference! Find us in the vendor area to make FREE buttons that express your feelings, identity, and creativity. While you are there, pick up resources for you, your family or friends, your clients, or your providers. With over 3,000 attendees annually, the […]

    Start: June 9
    End: June 11
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    1101 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
  • June 9

    Trauma-Informed Practices for Community Organizing (PTHC)

    Workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: Organizing and leadership are hard work. Organizing within a community that is deeply impacted by trauma –bullying, discrimination, harassment, microaggressions, minority stress, sexual and intimate partner violence, hate-motivated violence, and more – can be even more challenging. This workshop will highlight common behaviors associated with trauma-based responses. […]

    Start: June 9 @ 9:15 am
    End: June 9 @ 10:15 pm
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    1101 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
  • June 9

    Balancing Trauma: Building A Trauma-Informed Artist’s Life (PTHC)

    Workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: Trauma, whether it is from childhood abuse, losing a job, intimate partner violence, ableism, compassion fatigue, etc. can inform the ways that we structure our lives. We tend to build coping techniques that we may or may not find helpful and we do so in order to […]

    Start: June 9 @ 3:30 pm
    End: June 9 @ 4:30 pm
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    Address:
    1101 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
  • June 10

    Helping Trans IPV and SA Survivors (PTHC)

    Workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference – Professional Track Description: We now know that at least half of transgender and gender non-binary individuals have survived sexual assault, and at least a third have experienced intimate partner violence. Luckily, helping survivors in respectful and culturally-competent ways has gotten substantially easier in the past few years. […]

    Start: June 10 @ 9:15 am
    End: June 10 @ 10:15 pm
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    1101 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
  • June 19

    Parents of trans kids support group

    MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the […]

    Start: June 19 @ 2:00 pm
    End: June 19 @ 3:30 pm
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  • June 22

    Trans Youth Sexual Assault Survivors: Skills for Advocates (WCSAP)

    A webinar for the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.  Registration information: http://www.wcsap.org/transgender-youth-sexual-assault-survivors-skills-advocates Description: What are some of the unique considerations in working with trans and gender non-binary youth who have experienced sexual assault? Join this webinar to gain practical skills in working with trans/gender non-binary survivors who are pre-teens and teens. Content will address unique […]

    Start: June 22 @ 3:30 pm
    End: June 22 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 25

    Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: TBA

    Check back for more info.     What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. [Ideas for discussions, speakers, books, films, and panels are initiated by group recommendations and facilitator suggestions. With only 12 monthly meetings per year, these topics only touch a small number of areas with plenty of […]

    Start: June 25 @ 7:00 pm
    End: June 25 @ 9:00 pm
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    1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
    Milwaukee, WI United States
  • July 17

    Parents of trans kids support group

    MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the […]

    Start: July 17 @ 2:00 pm
    End: July 17 @ 3:30 pm
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  • July 23

    Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: TBA

    Check back for more info.     What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. [Ideas for discussions, speakers, books, films, and panels are initiated by group recommendations and facilitator suggestions. With only 12 monthly meetings per year, these topics only touch a small number of areas with plenty of […]

    Start: July 23 @ 7:00 pm
    End: July 23 @ 9:00 pm
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    1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
    Milwaukee, WI United States
  • August 4

    Gender Odyssey

    FORGE will host our first ever Espavo Project Photo Shoot in the eclectic city of Seattle, WA at the Gender Odyssey Conference! Espavo Project photographer, Leigh Houghtaling, and Espavo Project Coordinator, Katie Taylor, will be onsite and ready to help guide you through your photo experience. Participation is FREE and all attendees will receive a […]

    Start: August 4
    End: August 7
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    Seattle, WA United States
  • August 21

    Parents of trans kids support group

    MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the […]

    Start: August 21 @ 2:00 pm
    End: August 21 @ 3:30 pm
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  • August 27

    Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: TBA

    Check back for more info.     What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. [Ideas for discussions, speakers, books, films, and panels are initiated by group recommendations and facilitator suggestions. With only 12 monthly meetings per year, these topics only touch a small number of areas with plenty of […]

    Start: August 27 @ 7:00 pm
    End: August 27 @ 9:00 pm
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    Address:
    1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
    Milwaukee, WI United States
  • August 31

    National Sexual Assault Conference

    FORGE is pleased to be tabling at the National Sexual Assault Conference again this year! Find us in the vendor area to make FREE buttons that express your feelings, identity, and creativity. We look forward to speaking with you and sharing a wide array of resources with you to bring back to your agency and […]

    Start: August 31
    End: September 2
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    Washington, DC United States
  • August 31

    Complex Communities, Simple Solutions: Making a difference for transgender survivors (NSAC)

    Description: This fast-paced training will stimulate attendees to expand their conceptual framework(s) about transgender survivors of sexual violence. Trans-specific research will highlight barriers to accessing services, as well as some of the unique challenges trans survivors face. Data will also guide discussion on how providers and systems can lower barriers and integrate effective strategies to […]

    Start: August 31 @ 9:00 am
    End: August 31 @ 10:30 am
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    Washington, DC, United States
  • August 31

    Transgender Sexual Health: An Advocate’s Guide to Disclosure, Exposure and Consent – NSAC

    Description: For transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault, negotiating their trans history, survivor status, consent and other needs can be daunting. In this highly interactive workshop, facilitators will guide advocates through activities that explore these topics so they may build the skills necessary to better serve the transgender community. Presenters: Katie Taylor michael […]

    Start: August 31 @ 2:45 pm
    End: August 31 @ 4:15 pm
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    Washington, DC, United States
  • September 2

    Working with Trans Men: Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Healing (NSAC)

    Description: An interactive workshop focusing on the unique service implications of working with transgender men who have experienced childhood or adult sexual abuse/assault.  This workshop will focus on mental health services (acute and long term, both one-on-one therapy and groups, traditional and non-traditional healing modalities), acute post-assault care (forensic exams and other medical interventions), and […]

    Start: September 2 @ 11:00 am
    End: September 2 @ 12:30 pm
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    Washington, DC, United States
  • September 18

    Parents of trans kids support group

    MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the […]

    Start: September 18 @ 2:00 pm
    End: September 18 @ 3:30 pm
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  • September 24

    Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: TBA

    Check back for more info.     What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. [Ideas for discussions, speakers, books, films, and panels are initiated by group recommendations and facilitator suggestions. With only 12 monthly meetings per year, these topics only touch a small number of areas with plenty of […]

    Start: September 24 @ 7:00 pm
    End: September 24 @ 9:00 pm
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    Address:
    1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
    Milwaukee, WI United States
  • October 16

    Parents of trans kids support group

    MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the […]

    Start: October 16 @ 2:00 pm
    End: October 16 @ 3:30 pm
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  • October 22

    Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: No formal meeting

    October is the month of the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival.  We encourage you to attend films, engage in conversation about them, and connect with friends and other film-goers. Check back for more info.     What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. [Ideas for discussions, speakers, books, films, and […]

    Start: October 22 @ 7:00 pm
    End: October 22 @ 9:00 pm
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    Address:
    1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
    Milwaukee, WI United States
  • November 20

    Parents of trans kids support group

    MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the […]

    Start: November 20 @ 2:00 pm
    End: November 20 @ 3:30 pm
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  • November 26

    Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: TBA

    Check back for more info.   What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. [Ideas for discussions, speakers, books, films, and panels are initiated by group recommendations and facilitator suggestions. With only 12 monthly meetings per year, these topics only touch a small number of areas with plenty of room […]

    Start: November 26 @ 7:00 pm
    End: November 26 @ 9:00 pm
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    Address:
    1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
    Milwaukee, WI United States
  • December 18

    Parents of trans kids support group

    MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the […]

    Start: December 18 @ 2:00 pm
    End: December 18 @ 3:30 pm
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  • December 24

    Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: No formal meeting

    We encourage you to connect with friends, family (of origin or chosen) during this busy month. There are opportunities within the LGBTQ community and around Milwaukee (and other cities) for connection.

    Start: December 24 @ 7:00 pm
    End: December 24 @ 9:00 pm
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    Address:
    1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
    Milwaukee, WI United States