Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • FORGE Aligns in Solidarity with Black and Brown Communities

    FORGE joins with many others across the country and world to express our deep pain about continued violence and other systemic injustices directed at Black and Brown people.  George Floyd is one of too many Black and Brown individuals who have lost their lives, experienced physical and verbal violence by police and others in “authority,” […]

  • “Superheroes” T-Shirt Design Contest 2020

    Superheroes wear masks to protect their communities About the Contest FORGE’s 2020 T-Shirt design contest theme is “Superheroes!” During this time of COVID-19, so many people are working tirelessly for their communities, including healthcare workers, food service workers, those offering social services, and community advocates and activists. Let’s celebrate everything they do to protect us! […]

  • Summer Blossoms Coloring Page Design Contest 2020

    About the Contest This year’s FORGE annual coloring page design contest theme is “Summer Blossoms: A Time to Cultivate New Growth.” We are living through a historic time that has required us to change our daily lives and routines. We can approach these changes – along with the arrival of summer – as an opportunity […]

  • Push back on HHS’s #licensetodiscriminate

    We don’t need to tell you that the current Administration has targeted transgender and non-binary people, rolling back federal protections and insulting us seemingly at every opportunity. Well, they’ve found a new way to hurt us. In November 2019, the Administration announced that it would cease enforcing existing U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

  • #GivingTuesday – Be a Hero for Trans Survivors

    Quick donation references!Donate by Facebook or by PayPal. We don’t have to tell you: the past three years have been extremely difficult for transgender/non-binary people, loved ones, and allies.  Protections continue to be dismantled; violence and insults have increased; and the trans community feels exhausted and scared. At the same time, FORGE – the nation’s […]

  • Be a Hero for Trans/Non-binary Survivors on #GivingTuesday

    . . . A day of glitter, love and donations for non-profits.  We’d love you to join our giving party on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Quick donation references!Donate by Facebook or by PayPal. Who: You! A Hero for Trans/Non-binary Issues  What: Giving Tuesday, a national celebration of giving to non-profits  Where: Online at our Facebook #Giving Tuesday Portal (or via […]

  • Day 14: Be a micro-inclusionist

    It’s the last day of our #14DaysOfAction campaign. We are grateful to everyone who read these posts and took actions to support (other) trans and non-binary individuals and loved ones. To close this year’s series, we would like to talk about micro-inclusions. You may have heard of micro-aggressions. They can be defined as “indirect, subtle, […]

  • Day 13: Repost successes, resilience, possibility models

    We regularly see the challenges that trans and non-binary people face in our social media newsfeeds.  Changes in laws, discriminatory behaviors, family challenges, and other hardships. AND. . . Trans people are resilient.  Some of us at FORGE talk about trans people as being “Resilient As Fuck!” When you see trans success stories – share […]

  • Day 12: Make a meal

    Did you know that a lot of trans and non-binary folks often are food-insecure?  Some folks attend free social or community events that have food, JUST to access food – sometimes the only meal they will eat that day. Some trans folks survive on food from food pantries or food assistance programs, or rely on […]

  • Day 11: Save a trans youth’s life

    Did you know that you – yes, you! – can save the life of a young trans/non-binary youth? That may sound like hyperbole, but it’s not. Many research studies have shown that T/LGB adults have far higher victimization rates than the general public, and we now understand that those disproportionate rates start in childhood. Childhood […]