Press releases

  • Day 12 – Use your social media to educate and support

    #30DaysOfAction . Social media is one of the easiest and most effective ways we have to raise awareness of and support for trans and non-binary individuals and families. Re-post what shows up on your own timeline or make your own posts. [You do follow trans groups like FORGE and the National Center for Transgender Equality, […]

  • Day 11 – It’s Veterans Day: Support trans veterans

    #30DaysOfAction . Many people are surprised to learn that transgender people are far more likely to be military veterans than most other population categories. As a whole, 20% of transgender people are veterans, compared to less than 1% of the general public. Trans elders are even more likely to be vets: 41% of trans elders […]

  • Day 10 – Use non-gendered language

    #30DaysOfAction . Use non-gendered language. As more and more people identify as neither female nor male, our language needs to become more inclusive. Here’s a useful chart of some ways to rephrase common terms: Want more advice?  Consider: http://theconversation.com/gender-neutral-communication-how-to-do-it-38383 http://www.writinghelp-central.com/gender-neutral.html https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/gender-inclusive-language/     Take Action! #30DaysOfAction #TDOR #Trans https://forge-forward.org/anti-violence/30-days-of-action-2018/ 

  • Day 9 – Free a bathroom from the binary

    #30DaysOfAction . One recent study of trans people found that 70% have experienced verbal harassment, assault, or were denied access when attempting to use public restrooms. More than half – 59% — reported experiencing some sort of physical/medical problem as a result of avoiding public restrooms, such as dehydration, kidney infections, and urinary tract infections. […]

  • Day 8 – Mentor a trans/non-binary teen

    #30DaysOfAction . Even trans and non-binary youth who have supportive parents can use more adult support and contact. Some of the actions you can take include: Finding out if your local Gay/Straight Alliance uses adult mentors, speakers, or volunteers. Check https://www.gsanetwork.org/national-directory to find the GSAs near you. No GSA near you? Consider helping start one: […]

  • Day 7 – Use “I’m Here for You” Cards

    #30DaysOfAction . Many trans and non-binary people have experienced trauma. If what you think when someone you know tells you they have experienced trauma is, “I don’t know what to say!” FORGE has a card that can help. Our free “I’m here for you!” cards list eight simple things anyone can do for and with […]

  • Day 6 – Take a buddy voting!

    #30DaysOfAction . This midterm election will have major implications for transgender and non-binary people. The current Administration has enacted and proposed many policy changes designed to make life harder and less protected for trans and non-binary children, youth, adults, and their families. If that is not the future you want, do not give up your […]

  • FORGE Announces Hire of Shelley Gregory

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Milwaukee, WI – To increase FORGE’s capacity to provide services and supports to Wisconsin’s transgender and non-binary communities, FORGE is pleased to announce the addition of Shelley Gregory to our staff. Gregory (pronouns: any or they/them/theirs) will fill the newly created position of Strategic Project Coordinator. Working in partnership with Ashley Altadonna, […]

  • Day 5 – Introduce yourself with your pronouns

    #30DaysOfAction . One of the more frequent and more painful things that often happens to trans and non-binary people is “misgendering.” Misgendering is when someone assumes someone else’s gender, and makes a mistake. Misgendering usually is signaled by the wrong choice of pronoun (he/she/they/another pronoun) and/or by using a gendered label for someone (lady, gentleman, […]

  • Day 4 – Support #HikeForHealing

    #30DaysOfAction . Our sibling organization, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, has designated November 4, 2018, as “for survivors.” They say: “#HikeForHealing is a national day of visibility for the healing journey of victim-survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Funds raised support the #MonumentQuilt blanketing the National Mall, May 31-June 2, 2019 with 3,000 survivor stories. […]