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Non-Binary Panel: Hierarchies

Non-Binary Panel: Hierarchies

On Saturday Aug. 19th 2017 FORGE was pleased to host an engaging and entertaining panel of non-binary, agender, and gender-fluid individuals. Panelists, Ben Andert, MJ Jonen, Kayla McNeil, and Hui Xie, graciously imparted their experiences with FORGE community...
Therapist Panel: Excerpt 2

Therapist Panel: Excerpt 2

FORGE invited a panel of therapist to our June 17, 2017 monthly meeting to meet with the trans community and discuss issues important to them. In this excerpt, Gregory Simons, Kim Skerven, Dianne Frances, and Jan Singer talk about informed consent verses standards of...
Therapist Panel: Excerpt 2

Therapist Panel: Excerpt 1

At our June 17, 2017 monthly meeting FORGE invited a panel of therapists from the Milwaukee area to meet with the trans community members to discuss issues important to them. In this excerpt, Gregory Simons, Kim Skerven, Dianne Frances, and Jan Singer discuss their...
First Do No Harm: 8 Tips for Addressing Violence…

First Do No Harm: 8 Tips for Addressing Violence…

Some of the ways anti-trans violence is talked about is actually damaging. This publication lists 8 ways we can do better: Address multiple forms of violence; Acknowledge that violence affects all parts of the trans community; Consider trans suicidality when...
Trans People and Bathrooms: Safety for All (Talking Points)

Trans People and Bathrooms: Safety for All (Talking Points)

This set of talking points notes there have been no increase in assaults in places where trans people use the bathroom of their choice; that creating fear is a well-used tool of those opposing civil rights advancements; that it is trans people who are at most risk in...
Self Help Guide for Trans Survivors of Violence

Self Help Guide for Trans Survivors of Violence

Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self-Help Guide to Healing and Understanding is a substantial document that includes information about the prevalence of sexual violence against transgender/gender non-conforming individuals; lists common long- and short-term...
Gender, Identity Politics, and Eating Our Own

Gender, Identity Politics, and Eating Our Own

2001 essay by well-known trans activist Alexander Goodrum about a controversy over GenderPAC changing its mission: Originally appeared in Transgender Tapestry #096, Winter 2001. by Alexander John Goodrum I come late to organizing as a transgender activist. In doing...