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  • 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 […]

  • 2 Surveys! We need your help!

    Every voice counts! Trans people, allies and loved ones: Are you a trans person, loved one or ally? Go to to help FORGE develop tools that will improve the way mainstream providers work with trans people and loved ones. Cover letter Postcard Agencies and providers: Are you a sexual assault or domestic violence agency? […]

  • FORGE Awarded New 3-Year Federal Grant

      Print-friendly version October 18, 2011 PRESS RELEASE PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY FORGE Awarded New 3-Year Federal Grant FORGE, a 17-year-old transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a new 3-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence […]

  • Transgender / Sexual Assault Coalition Sites Selected

    September 14, 2011 FORGE’s Transgender Sexual Violence Project today announced the selection of four sites to take part in “Making the Connection: Building Stronger Relationships Between Sexual Assault Service Providers and Transgender Survivors,” a project supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims for Crime (OVC). FORGE will assist […]