National Events

  • 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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    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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    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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    Seattle, WA United States
  • August 17

    All Genders Welcome Here (University of Colorado Denver)

    TITLE:  All genders welcome here: Increasing transgender-specific knowledge and skills for victim service providers Description: This fast-paced all day training will stimulate attendees to expand their conceptual framework(s) about transgender survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Trans-specific research will highlight prevalence data, barriers to accessing services, as well as some of the unique challenges […]

    Start: August 17 @ 8:00 am
    End: August 17 @ 5:00 pm
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  • 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