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  • New grant supports transgender survivors (SASP2012)

      Printable version The Espavo Project: New Hope and Services for Transgender Survivors FORGE, an 18-year-old organization committed to improving the lives of transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies) individuals by building strong connections, providing resources, and empowering personal growth, has been awarded another 3-year, $288,750 grant from the U.S. Department of […]

  • Second Life

    Second Life is an online virtual world in which a highly diverse global population can interact in real time from almost any computer with a solid internet connection. At the August 25, 2012 Milwaukee social support/informational group meeting, guest presenter Raine shared an audiovisual tour of Second Life.  She highlighted how to create an avatar […]

  • LGBT Advocates Celebrate Ruling Upholding Healthcare Reform Law

    A Coalition of LGBT Advocacy Organizations FORGE — HIV Prevention Justice Alliance AIDS Foundation of Chicago — Family Equality Council Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization National Black Justice Coalition National Center for Lesbian Rights National Center for Transgender Equality — National Coalition for LGBT Health The National Gay […]

  • Web Forum: Violence Against Trans* People

    Join Rebecca Waggoner (OutFront Minnesota Anti-Violence Project) and michael munson (FORGE) on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (1:00-2:00pm Central) for an interactive web forum focused on violence against transgender individuals. The Forum, sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, offers professionals who work with victims of crime the opportunity to ask specific questions about the […]


    GPP blog serves as a platform to inform and connect LGBT aging activists and has strong emphases on policy issues and disseminating promising practices. It is also home to Have You Thanked, a twitter-based campaign to begin shifting people’s beliefs that aging is a time of losses, particularly of “independence.” Instead, Have You Thanked argues, […]

  • 2011 Transgender Achievements – Quick Reference Guide

    2011 was full of many advancements for transgender people and loved ones. The following is a list of just some of the progress achieved in 2011. [Download a printable copy here: 2011 Transgender Achievements – References] Overviews: Op-ed: 14 Reasons That Made 2011 Great for Trans People by Mara Keisling 2011 Was a Landmark Year […]

  • launched

    FORGE is proud to have partnered with Diverse and Resilient and several other organizations to create the website, focused on promoting healthy relationships among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and to increase access to prevention and treatment services for same-sex couples and transgender people. Learn more about this project and the newly launched […]

  • HUD Webcast: LGBT Senior Housing Summit

    12/7/11. FORGE’s transgender aging specialist, Loree Cook-Daniels, will be among those speaking at a groundbreaking LGBT Senior Housing Summit put together by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Administration on Aging. The summit will be simulcast on the web from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, at The agenda is […]


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2011 MEDIA CONTACTS Loree Cook-Daniels Policy and Program Director 414-559-2123 / LoreeCD [at] aol [dot] com FORGE ATTENDS HISTORIC WHITE HOUSE CONVENING TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE MEETING IN HONOR OF TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE ON 11/20   Washington, D.C. Wearing a button with the image of slain Milwaukee […]

  • Webinar: How President Obama Is Changing LGBT Aging

    FORGE has made available a new, free, recorded webinar detailing many of the pro-LGBT policy changes the Obama Administration has made, focusing particularly on how those changes are affecting LGBT people who are currently elders and those who will become elders. For more information about FORGE and the Transgender Aging Network (TAN), please visit […]