Press releases

  • [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 […]

  • [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 […]

  • #EspavoLove Instagram Campaign

    FORGE is excited to announce that we’re now on Instagram (@FORGE_Forward) and hosting our first campaign for the Espavo Project this week! Espavo means, “Thank you for taking your power back.” The Espavo Project is a photographic and narrative project designed to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans*, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary individuals and […]

  • #GivingTuesday 2017

    ABOUT FORGE Transgender and non-binary individuals and loved ones all too often need help healing from violence and trauma. FORGE is the nation’s leading transgender anti-violence organization. Since 1994 we have provided free and accessible self-help materials, connected survivors to resources in their area, and worked to empower individuals and communities. You can help us […]

  • #SAAM 2016 Umbrella Coloring Page Design Contest

    About #SAAM April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM). Every year, FORGE (a national transgender anti-violence organization), focuses our social media efforts on raising public awareness about sexual violence specific to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities. We know that: Victim service providers benefit from trans-specific information, training, and guidance. […]

  • #SAAM 2016 Umbrella Coloring Page Design Contest

    Download a printable flyer: 2017 #SAAM Lighthouse Coloring Competition About #SAAM April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM). Every year, FORGE[1] (a national transgender anti-violence organization), focuses our social media efforts on raising public awareness about sexual violence specific to transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities. We know that: Victim service […]

  • #SAAM2018 #TransToo Coloring Page Design Contest

      Download a printable flyer: SAAM coloring contest 2018 About #SAAM April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM).  Every year, FORGE (a national transgender anti-violence organization), focuses our social media efforts on raising public awareness about sexual violence specific to transgender, gender-diverse, and non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities. We know that: Victim service providers benefit […]

  • #SAAM2019 #RadicalResilience Coloring Page Design Contest

    Download a printable flyer: 2019 #SAAM Coloring Contest – #RadicalResilience About #SAAM April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM).  Every year, FORGE (a national transgender anti-violence organization), focuses our social media efforts on raising public awareness about sexual violence specific to transgender, gender-diverse, and non-binary individuals, loved ones, and communities. We know that: Victim service […]

  • 12 things you can do for Transgender Day of Visibility

    Download a poster with all 12 suggestions: TDOV 2017 poster The Transgender Day of Visibility (#TDOV) occurs every March 31st to celebrate and recognize trans and non-binary people, issues, and communities. Trans and non-binary people or loved ones don’t need disclose their transness in order to mark this day. It is a day for all […]

  • 12 things you can do for Transgender Day of Visibility

    Download a JPG poster, or a PDF poster You don’t need to be trans or gender non-binary to participate in the Transgender Day of Visibility.  Here are some suggestions: 1.  Write a thank you letter to a company that has trans-inclusive employment policies. Not sure you know any? Check out http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index 2.  Read a trans-focused […]