Press releases

  • FORGE launches new victim services

    PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORGE receives $72,668 in funding to provide new services and supports for SE Wisconsin transgender and non-binary victims of crime [Milwaukee, WI]– FORGE is initiating new services for SE Wisconsinites who are transgender or non-binary and who have experienced crime as a result of a new Victims of Crime Act […]

  • Support group facilitators: We want to hear from you!

    Have you facilitated one or more support groups for sexual assault survivors?  Do you know others who have? If yes, we’d like to hear from you! By sharing your experiences, you will be contributing your expertise to the creation of more resources for support group facilitators who work with sexual assault survivors. FORGE is creating […]

  • Raliance funded support group facilitators project

    September 19, 2016 In times of massive social and political change, people often wish for a guide that explains what is happening, why it is happening, and how they are supposed to cope. With Raliance funding, FORGE is setting out to create just that for sexual assault services – specifically, why and how to create […]

  • FORGE receives grant from Raliance

    June 30, 2016 michael munson, Executive Director AskFORGE [at] forge-forward [dot] org PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORGE Receives $49,911 in funding to develop resources on providing gender-inclusive support groups for diverse sexual assault survivors Grant from Raliance, New Collaborative Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation [Milwaukee, WI]– FORGE has been selected to […]

  • Milwaukee Vigil for Orlando

    All Milwaukeeans are invited to join in community to honor the victims of the mass shootings in Orlando. Let us come together and be a force of love and solidarity to demonstrate that we oppose these senseless acts of violence against the LGBTQ community and all communities. Gather at the south end of City Hall […]

  • Community leaders stand for LGBTQ inclusion – MKE Pride

    May 5, 2016 :: For Immediate Release::   FORGE and Milwaukee partner organizations, respond to recent Milwaukee Pride Parade news. We believe in a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals can live out, proud and authentic lives, without fear of bullying, discrimination or exclusion. We believe in a world where our resilient LGBTQ […]

  • Clinical Areas of Expertise…

    … we want to include you in our referral database! [Printable/sharable PDF:Therapist invitation letter] Jump directly to the assessment form: April 30, 2016 Dear mental health provider or advocate: FORGE is enhancing our online therapist referral database for transgender and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault (and other forms of intimate crimes).  We are […]

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month – 2016

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM). FORGE invites you to participate in it with us. We have four suggestions on how to join in. 1. Color! In March we held a very successful contest inviting artists to create an umbrella image that people could color. Although we did rank the submissions and award prizes, […]

  • 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 2.  Read a trans-focused […]

  • #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. […]