Press releases

  • Trans* Leadership Institute

    Fair Wisconsin and Diverse & Resilient are augmenting this year’s LGBT Leadership Conference (Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9, 2014) with an all-day Trans* Leadership Institute on Friday, February 7, 2014. Both events will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire weekend, but may choose to register for only […]

  • Webinar: Trans-specific barriers to accessing health care

    Have you signed up for the “Trans-specific barriers to accessing health care” webinar yet? Go directly to sign up: On Thursday, November 21, 2013 [noon – 1:30pm Pacific | 1:00 – 2:30pm Mountain  |2:00 – 3:30pm Central  | 3:00 – 4:30pm Eastern], join FORGE staff michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels to learn more about […]

  • TDOR 2013 – Call for Submissions

    Every November, communities across the world join together to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance with vigils, marches, candles, speeches, prayers, and moments of silence.  Milwaukee’s Transgender Day of Remembrance – held on Friday, November 22, 2013 (starting at 6:30pm) at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center – will involve all of those components. . . […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 5 of 5)

    Day 5 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. In July of 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) officials noted in the resolution of a Title IX complaint that “[c]ourts rely on Title VII precedent to analyze discrimination ‘on the […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 4 of 5)

    Day 4 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. Recently, several courts have indicated even broader protection from sexual orientation discrimination under the gender stereotyping theory.  These courts have done so by recognizing that hostility towards LGB people is, by its very nature, hostility towards a failure to conform […]

  • Federal policy improvements for trans people (day 2 of 5)

    Day 2 of recent policy changes that improve the lives of trans and LGBQ individuals. In 2012, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) exercised its general rulemaking authority to promulgate the “LGBT Equal Access Rule.”[x]  This rule ensures that HUD’s “core programs are open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual […]

  • ESPAVO Washington, DC Photo Shoot

    About the Espavo Project The ESPAVO Project is a photographic and narrative project designed to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans* and gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones who have experienced sexual violence, as well as offering strength and hope to the community. Participants work with a professional photographer FORGE has screened to develop […]

  • Valentine Road: Resources for viewers

    As part of National Bullying Prevention Month, HBO will be airing Valentine Road, on Monday, October 7, 2013.  This heartbreaking documentary depicts the 2008 murder of gender non-conforming 8th grader Larry King, weaving multiple story lines leading up to King’s death and beyond it. Filmmaker Marta Cunningham connects the viewer with reflections, memories, and opinions […]

  • LGBT-inclusive VAWA

    Transgender and LGB Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Now Have New Protections FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2013 October 1, 2013 is the start date for a ground-breaking new federal law protecting transgender and gender non-conforming people, and FORGE is delighted to announce that it has received funding to continue supporting victim service […]

  • Writing to Heal begins August 19, 2013

    The next Writing to Heal course (online) is just around the corner, starting August 19, 2013.  Please join us! Writing to Heal: Soothing the Soul (through words, images, and experiential activities) is a dynamic, experiential and reflective writing-based course that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about past abuse, assault or violence into empowered […]