Archive for April, 2014

  • Soothing the soul through words, images, and action

    • Date: April 29th, 2014
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    Description This workshop is a dynamic, interactive, experiential, and reflective space that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about personal or global loss, trauma, or life-hardships into empowered hope.  Attendees – in a structured, safe, creative setting – will use writing, art, and movement exercises to address topics that impact us all. Participants will […]

  • Digging Deeper: Healing for Trans* Survivors and Systems

    • Date: April 29th, 2014
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    This workshop is part of the PCAR/NSVRC’s Second Annual LGBTQ Summit. Please see for more information, or access their registration page at: Description: Sexual assault victim service systems are often structurally not able to effectively and respectfully work with transgender and gender non-conforming survivors.  The end result, as many providers and survivors know […]

  • Supporting Transgender Survivors in Accessing Culturally Responsive Sexual Assault Services

    • Date: April 29th, 2014
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    This workshop is part of the PCAR/NSVRC’s Second Annual LGBTQ Summit.  Please see for more information, or access their registration page at: Description: This interactive and fast-paced training will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to trans* and gender non-conforming sexual assault survivors.  Attendees […]

  • T-shirt Design Contest! – Thriving in 2014

    FORGE is a co-sponsor of Milwaukee PrideFest 2014’s Health and Wellness Area — June 6-8, 2014.  Every year, we supply booth volunteers with free FORGE-branded T-shirts specific to the booth’s theme. We need your help! FORGE’s 2014 booth theme is… “Thriving: Built Strong on Trans* Health Care Justice” What would it be like if the […]

  • LGBT Advocates Commend New VAWA Non-Discrimination Guidance Guidance

    As advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, we applaud the Department of Justice for issuing strong implementing guidelines for the historic non-discrimination provisions in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), ensuring that LGBT survivors of violence receive equal services and treatment free from unlawful discrimination. The recently released Frequently Asked Questions about […]

  • Dr. Kortney Ziegler: Still Black

    Kortney Ziegler’s award winning film “Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen” will be screened, followed by a talk back with the filmmaker on May 24, 2014 @ 7:00pm – Milwaukee, WI.  Learn more

  • Helen Boyd

    Join guest speaker and author Helen Boyd for a lively reading and discussion of her book “She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband” on April 26, 2014. Learn more!

  • FORGE Applauds New Protections for Transgender, LGBQ Survivors of Violence

    April 9, 2014 Today the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released its long-awaited FAQs on how it will be implementing the new law forbidding any Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)-funded entity from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. FORGE is extremely pleased with the guidance.  The following summarizes what we […]

  • Huffington Post Article Focuses on Transgender Sexual Violence

    FORGE’s Executive Director michael munson was published by the Huffington Post on April 8, as part of a Sexual Assault Awareness Month series coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.  The article, “Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors Are Slipping Through the System,” also features four portraits from the FORGE Espavo Project, which features photographs and […]

  • #SAAM Tweets

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Follow us on Twitter (@FORGEForward) to see highlighted FORGE resources, as well as re-tweets from other organizations related to transgender survivors and loved ones.