Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • 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 […]

  • Day 10: Help stop sexual harassment against trans employees

    According to the U.S. Transgender Survey (http://www.ustranssurvey.org/), 30% of employed trans people report being fired, denied a promotion, or experiencing some other form of mistreatment in the workplace each year. Did you know there may be a legal remedy for that? It stems from the federal Title VII prohibition against sex discrimination. A well-established principle […]

  • Day 9: Use “I’m Here for You” Cards

    Many trans and non-binary people have experienced trauma. If what you think when someone you know tells you they have experienced trauma is, “I don’t know what to say!” FORGE has a card that can help. Our free “I’m here for you!” cards list eight simple things anyone can do for and with a trauma […]

  • Day 8: Buy trans books, read trans books, donate trans books

    Remember books? “Most” trans, non-binary, and lesbian, gay, or bisexual high school students in a 2017 GLSEN national survey (https://www.glsen.org/research/2017-national-school-climate-survey-0) said they “did not have access to information about LGBTQ-related topics in their school library, through their internet on school computers, or in their textbooks or other assigned readings.” That’s the state of accessibility of […]