Archive for March, 2011

  • Choosing love

    7:30 – 9:00pm Choosing Love Join us for a discussion about choosing love in your life.  An interactive game will kick of the meeting, serving as a jumping off point for further discussion about how and where to meet people; considerations about if/how/when to disclose trans identity or history; what kinds of things weaken the […]

  • SART Conference (TX)

    Sixth National SART Training Conference (May 25 – 27, 2011 – Austin, TX) Workshop Title: Compounding Variables: Anti- LGBTQ Hate Crimes and Sexual Assaults Workshop Description: Anti-LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) hate violence, particularly when it is coupled with sexual assault, presents complex and compounded challenges for both victims and services providers.  Hate violence sends […]

  • Transgender Lives Conference (CT)

    Fifth Annual Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Conference  (April 30, 2011 – CT) Workshop title: Anti-Transgender Hate Crimes and Sexual Assaults: Compounding Variables and Best Practices for Community/Professional Response Workshop description: Anti-transgender hate violence, particularly when it is coupled with sexual assault, presents complex and compounded challenges for both victims and services […]

  • Reaching OUT 2011 LGBTQ National Conference

    Michael Munson will be presenting two workshops at the ReachingOut conference. 1. Services Outside the Box: Helping Your Clients Navigate Sex-Segregated Services (4/14/2011 – Thursday 1:00 – 3:00pm) 2. Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies (4/14/2011 Thursday 3:30 – 5:00pm)

  • Speeches from the Peaceful Rally

    • Date: March 14th, 2011
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    Speeches from the Peaceful Rally for Justice, Rights, and Respect (October 2010) 10 individuals spoke at the Rally, providing attendees with dynamic, powerful words to reflect on.  Some spoke with conviction and compassion, from their heart.  Some – with equal passion – read from printed word.  The written speeches are posted here to inspire and […]

  • “As the Spirit Moves you…”

     7:30 – 9:00pm Guest speaker: Shai Wise Guest speaker – and former regular FORGE attendee – Shai Wise is back from Minnesota and will rally discussion around spiritual practices and connections (or not) to religious communities.   Shai is an out FTM/intersex pastor, who comes from a complex spiritual background and embraces a wide range of […]

  • Street violence, safety and dealing with the police

    7:30 – 9:00pm Guest speaker: Attorney Laura Sette Anti-transgender violence — occurring on the street, at home, at work, or anywhere else — is more prevalent than most of us like to acknowledge.  We will briefly address general street safety for trans+ and SOFFA individuals (always keeping in mind that our actions are not to […]

  • Community Cares next meeting

    The LGBTQI community has suffered multiple losses over the past several months — both in Wisconsin and across the nation. Join us at the next Community Cares meeting to discuss how many components (dots) are connected, and what we as a community can do to start erasing the lines and creating new, healthier options for […]