Trainings & Events

  • July 11

    Beyond The Binary: Skills for Working with Trans DV/SA Survivors – Miles City, MT

    Description: Are you ready for a full day of interactive, fast-paced, thought-provoking, research-based training focused on how to better serve transgender survivors of violence? By the end of the day, you will have an expanded vernacular and conceptual framework, specifically in how they apply to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary sexual and domestic violence […]

    Start: July 11 @ 9:00 am
    End: July 11 @ 5:00 pm
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    Address:
    Helena, MT 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 21

    Gender, Sexuality, and 21st Century Policing: Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ+ People

    The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is holding a forum entitled “Gender, Sexuality, and 21st Century Policing: Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ+ People.” This forum will bring together police executives, subject matter experts, and advocates from across the country to discuss specific strategies, best practices and policies related to policing and the […]

    Start: July 21 @ 8:00 am
    End: July 21 @ 5:00 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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    Address:
    1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
    Milwaukee, WI United States
  • August 4

    Gender Odyssey Espavo Photoshoot

    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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    Address:
    Seattle, WA United States
  • August 5

    Talking About the Sex You Want, Need, and Desire (GO 2016)

    Gender Odyssey workshop! Description: Getting the sex you want often starts with being able to express what you want — verbally or non-verbally.  Many people are concerned about how to disclose (or not disclose) not only their trans status, history, or body but also other aspects of who they are (disability, self-image concerns, HIV status, […]

    Start: August 5 @ 8:00 am
    End: August 5 @ 5:00 pm
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    Address:
    Seattle, WA United States
  • August 6

    Balancing Trauma: Building a Trauma-Informed Artist’s Life (GO 2016)

    Workshop at Gender Odyssey Conference Description: Trauma, whether it is from childhood abuse, losing a job, sexual violence, ableism, compassion fatigue, etc. can inform the ways that we structure our lives.  We build coping techniques that we may or may not be helpful and we do so in order to protect ourselves from future and/or […]

    Start: August 6 @ 8:00 am
    End: August 6 @ 5:00 pm
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    Address:
    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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    Address:
    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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    Address:
    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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    Address:
    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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    Address:
    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