Press releases

  • 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. […]

  • Day 3 – Remove guns from your (and others’) home(s)

    #30DaysOfAction . It is very tempting to believe that carrying a gun will protect you, but statistics are very, very clear that’s not true. A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used to shoot a family member or a friend than an intruder. People in possession of a gun are […]

  • Day 2 – Improve health care availability for trans people

    #30DaysOfAction . Are you or someone you know trans and uninsured? Did you know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) still exists, despite many Republican efforts to repeal it? Not only that, but people can enroll in insurance until December 15. To enroll go to Chances are good that you will qualify […]

  • Day 1 – Reach out to a trans person you know

    #30DaysOfAction . It’s been an ( &x^F#@…expletive deleted) year or two for many of us. That is especially true for those of us who are trans or non-binary. We’ve watched our rights be eroded, listened to elected officials denigrate us, and been presented as a danger to our neighbors. All of this has taken a […]

  • Funding Opportunity to Reach Underserved Victims of Crime/Oportunidad de financiamiento para el alcance a víctimas de crimen subatendidas  

    The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims/Centro Nacional de Recursos para el Alcance a Víctimas This is a bilingual message. The Spanish translation could be found at the end.  Este mensaje es bilingüe, la traducción en español se encuentra al final. Funding Opportunity to Reach Underserved Victims Solicitation Now Open Have you been searching for […]

  • Two Milwaukee Trainings for Victim Service Providers

    Two free trainings for victim service providers and allied professionals.  Attend one or both! Register here: Download printable flyer: Victim Service Provider Trainings (MKE) September 13-14, 2018 – FLYER 1.  Improving Long-Term Services to Transgender and Non-Binary Victims of Crime Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm (lunch on your own) This full day […]

  • TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund to Support Transgender Survivors

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 14, 2018   CONTACT: Kendra Barkoff, kbarkoff [at] skdknick [dot] com, 202-464-9531 michael munson, tgwarrior [at] forge-forward [dot] org, 414-559-2123   FORGE Awarded Grant from TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund to Support Transgender and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Related Retaliation in the Workplace Milwaukee, WI – Today, the TIME’S UP […]

  • #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 […]

  • #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 […]