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Trans+ Advocacy and Activism

Trans+ Advocacy and Activism

Recorded on August 13, 2020. In a recent FORGE survey, 97% of respondents said they were interested in working to increase trans rights. In this Ask The Experts, FORGE staffers Shelley Gregory and Loree Cook-Daniels, both long-time T/LGBQ activists, will address how...

Transgender Aging Network

The Transgender Aging Network (TAN) exists to improve the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) elders by: Identifying, promoting communication among, and enhancing the work of researchers, service providers,...
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...
Gender, Identity Politics, and Eating Our Own

Gender, Identity Politics, and Eating Our Own

2001 essay by well-known trans activist Alexander Goodrum about a controversy over GenderPAC changing its mission: Originally appeared in Transgender Tapestry #096, Winter 2001. by Alexander John Goodrum I come late to organizing as a transgender activist. In doing...
Know Your Rights!

Know Your Rights!

Any agency that accepts funds from the Violence Against Women Act MUST serve trans, non-binary, and male people. This fact sheet explains the law, discusses “comparable services,” lists where you can get help, and explains how to file a complaint.
Strategies for Improving Trans-Police Relations

Strategies for Improving Trans-Police Relations

Originally recorded on November 6, 2014 @ 2:00pm CT This webinar looks at the ingredients needed for improving and transforming the relationship between trans communities and police departments, and helps map a path to getting there. Using examples from cities that...