Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

  • New LGBT Elder Abuse Materials Available

    FORGE’s Transgender Aging Network, in partnership with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRCLA), is very pleased to announce the publication of new materials on LGBT elder abuse, available at One of the new publications, “A Self-Help Guide for LGBT Older Adults and their Caregivers and Loved Ones: Preventing, Recognizing, and Addressing Elder […]

  • Trans Black History Month

    February is Black History month. We honor and recognize the African-American trans individuals and loved ones who boldly step forward to acknowledge the intersections of race and gender, and so much more.  The organizations, blogs, individuals, and films listed below are just a few of the great leaders and activists in our community. This newsletter […]

  • [Milwaukee] Vigil for Evon Young

    Evon Young’s family is holding a vigil today – January 29, 2013.  Show your support for his family and community by attending this evening’s 7:00pm vigil at 52nd and Custer. [map] Evon Young, 22, also known as the rapper “Yung LT,” disappeared on January 1, 2013 and is believed to have been killed by acquaintances […]

  • [Milwaukee] Homicide of Evon Young

    FORGE has learned of the death of Milwaukee-based rapper Evon Young, age 22.  Young was reported missing by his mother Annette Cross-Perry on January 2, 2013. Five people have been charged in connection with Young’s disappearance and murder.  Two have been charged with first degree intentional homicide, and the three others with substantial battery.  Police […]

  • Pledge your commitment

      December 10, 2012 Vice President Joe Biden recently said “trans rights are “the civil rights issue of our time,” putting into words what the Obama Administration had already demonstrated through action: a commitment to advance the rights of transgender people and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies). FORGE is very proud to be […]

  • Giving Tuesday 2012

    We have a day for giving thanks. A day for big in-store deals.  Another for small business sales.  And yet another for online shopping.  This year, help create #GivingTuesday — a day to show your support for non-profit and other charitable organizations who work hard every day to serve the people in our communities. FORGE […]

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2012

      Printable Version FORGE Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to recognize that 1 out of 4 individuals – of any gender identity or expression, of any sexual orientation – has experienced domestic violence. There is a widespread myth that domestic violence is a crime in which men […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Diverse and Resilient launch IPV website