• Day 7: Go with! Accompaniment has many forms

    The last three years have been very hard on trans and non-binary people, who have watched as right after right has been taken away and government official after government official has been quoted as making very anti-trans remarks. As a result of the worsening social environment trans and non-binary people have experienced, many report making […]

  • Day 6: Access (or help a trans survivor access) healing resources

    People who have been the victims of a crime are more likely to experience more crimes. That fact makes healing trauma a prevention measure: healing can help people learn about safer behaviors and environments. FORGE has many free online tools to help survivors and those around them learn what happens in trauma both immediately and […]

  • Day 5: Revel in trans beauty

    When FORGE first started training non-trans service professionals, we included pictures of trans people (with their overt permission!) in our presentations because many providers said they “didn’t know what a trans person looks like.” The world has changed a lot since those days. Trans people are main and secondary characters on TV and in films; […]

  • Day 4: Make your own Blue Couch

    Sometimes we need a little help from our friends (or a stranger) in order to share our emotions (and feel 100 times better). Ten years ago, Kleenex tissues launched a campaign called “Let it Out.”  They placed blue couches in very public areas – on a busy street’s sidewalk or in a high traffic park.  […]

  • Day 3: Creatively support people around TDOR

    This weekend many communities will be holding Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) events. TDOR is hard for many people. While some are comforted and feel supported by gathering together to mourn those who had their lives taken by anti-transgender violence, others find these events to bring on even more pain. For many, being reminded of […]