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Conversion Therapy Panel Discussion

Conversion Therapy Panel Discussion

On March 27, 2018, the city of Milwaukee’s Common Council voted to pass an ordinance banning the practice of so-called “conversion” therapies. The measure is the first protection of its kind for vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth in Wisconsin. Prior to the vote, FORGE hosted a...
Non-Binary Panel: Coping with “I Don’t Get It”

Non-Binary Panel: Coping with “I Don’t Get It”

On Saturday Aug. 19th FORGE was pleased to host an engaging and entertaining panel of non-binary, agender, and gender-fluid individuals. Panelists, Ben Andert, MJ Jonen, Kayla McNeil, and Hui Xie, graciously imparted their experiences with FORGE community members,...
Non-Binary Panel: Coping with “I Don’t Get It”

Non-Binary Panel: Hierarchies

On Saturday Aug. 19th 2017 FORGE was pleased to host an engaging and entertaining panel of non-binary, agender, and gender-fluid individuals. Panelists, Ben Andert, MJ Jonen, Kayla McNeil, and Hui Xie, graciously imparted their experiences with FORGE community...
FAQ: Maslow’s Hierarchy

FAQ: Maslow’s Hierarchy

Psychologist Abraham Maslow taught us that human needs can be arranged in a hierarchy in which the most basic (finding food, sleeping) must be met before we can address more advanced needs such as self-esteem and creativity. This FAQ addresses why transgender...
FAQ: Intersectionality

FAQ: Intersectionality

All of us have multiple identities. When more than one of our identities is socially stigmatized, the problems we face multiply. That is “intersectionality.” This FAQ explains intersectionality and how it played out in the life of one young African-American trans...
FAQ: Pronouns and Trans Individuals

FAQ: Pronouns and Trans Individuals

This tip sheet is designed for service providers new to the role pronouns play in trans communities. Includes how to ask about pronouns, why pronouns may differ by environment, and what pronouns some non-binary people use.
Power and Control Tactics

Power and Control Tactics

Both trans abusers and their abusive partners can use not only any type of power and control tactic, but trans-specific ones, as well. This fact sheet gives examples of tactics that can be used against or by trans and non-binary people in the areas of safety, outing,...
101 Trans Identity Words

101 Trans Identity Words

This list of 101 terms used by people in the trans community was compiled in the early 2000s. Countless more have been added since.