Press releases

  • FORGE Aligns in Solidarity with Black and Brown Communities

    FORGE joins with many others across the country and world to express our deep pain about continued violence and other systemic injustices directed at Black and Brown people.  George Floyd is one of too many Black and Brown individuals who have lost their lives, experienced physical and verbal violence by police and others in “authority,” […]

  • “Superheroes” T-Shirt Design Contest 2020

    Superheroes wear masks to protect their communities About the Contest FORGE’s 2020 T-Shirt design contest theme is “Superheroes!” During this time of COVID-19, so many people are working tirelessly for their communities, including healthcare workers, food service workers, those offering social services, and community advocates and activists. Let’s celebrate everything they do to protect us! […]

  • Summer Blossoms Coloring Page Design Contest 2020

    About the Contest This year’s FORGE annual coloring page design contest theme is “Summer Blossoms: A Time to Cultivate New Growth.” We are living through a historic time that has required us to change our daily lives and routines. We can approach these changes – along with the arrival of summer – as an opportunity […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reaching Victims June Newsletter

    See the newsletter online here. This monthly newsletter is our opportunity to: Spotlight victim services organizations and their work Share promising practices & resources Engage more organizations in training/webinars/events Each month we will have a guest editor from our community to help us curate content around a theme or population. June is LGBTQ Pride Month, […]

  • FORGE welcomes Anole Halper to our Team

    FORGE is pleased to announce the addition of Anole Halper, MSW, MPH to our staff as Creative Content Coordinator, increasing our capacity to educate and engage the public. Anole (pronouns: they/them/theirs) will fill the newly created position of Creative Content Coordinator. Their responsibilities include innovating FORGE’s approach to social media, creating content for FORGE’s Trans-Survivors […]

  • FORGE welcomes Caleb Weinhardt to our Team

    To develop new programming for the transgender/non-binary community and assist with organization, FORGE is pleased to announce the addition of Caleb Weinhardt to our staff. Weinhardt (he/him/his) will organize and lead events through a new program called FORGE Outdoors. This program will offer free and inclusive summer activities for trans/non-binary people and their friends, family, […]

  • National Day of Action to Stop the Bans Statement

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the National Day of Action to Stop the Bans on Abortion, FORGE, the national transgender anti-violence organization, affirms that every human being has the right to have control over their own body. We are committed to upholding this right in our communities and in our country. Reproductive justice is deeply connected to […]