Learn about how we think and approach our work building strength and resilience in our transgender communities.
Central Beliefs and Values
FORGE strives to create a world where ALL voices, people and bodies are valued, respected, honored, and celebrated; where every individual feels safe, supported, respected, and empowered.
Our work focuses around the following four central beliefs:
- A belief that trans people and loved ones are resilient (but may still benefit from some reminders and skills);
- A belief that service providers have the profession-specific skills they need to serve trans people, but simply need additional trans-specific knowledge and confidence;
- A belief that EVERY person is valuable and has a great deal to contribute to society; and
- A belief that binary systems and thinking create arbitrary lines between people and communities, which damage spirits and resilience.