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  •   Wisconsin State legislators will be debating bills that would ban trans youth from participating in school sports! Statement Condemning Anti-Trans Bills Trans youth are already some of the most bullied and marginalized in our school systems. They deserve our love and support, not cruel attacks because of who they are. Participating in sports can …

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 23, 2021   Contact: Megin McDonnell, FAIR Wisconsin Kathy Flores, Diverse and Resilient Brian Juchems, GSAFE Helen Boyd, author/educator Amira Pierotti   Coalition of Groups Release Statement Condemning Anti Trans Bills MADISON, WI: A coalition of thirty-one groups have issued a statement condemning AB 195, AB 196 and SB 322 and …

  • As a Wisconsin community, many trans, LGBTQ, and other advocates are working to support and protect trans student-athletes. We recognize the emotional labor and efforts of trans young people — and others — who are working hard to make sure that all youth can fully participate in sports in ways that are congruent with their …

  • Have you planned your vote for the 2020 election? FORGE has resources for making sure your vote gets counted in Wisconsin: Check out this video series with FORGE’s Shelley Gregory to learn about resources for planning your vote in Wisconsin. Visit myvote.wi.gov to check your voter registration status, track your absentee ballot, and find polling …

  • Do you have a coming out story you are eager to share? Are you trans+? Non-binary? A parent, partner, or loved one of a trans+ person? FORGE is hosting a coming out panel on October 13, 2020 @ 6pm CENTRAL. We’re looking for a wide range of stories and experiences. Each person will have 5-8 …

  • Every year, FORGE has a t-shirt design contest to create that year’s Pride shirt for volunteers and staff. They are always unique, colorful, fun, and trans-specific. Would you like a shirt from a prior year? We have many still available. Let us know your size and we’ll link you up with a design we have …

  • Button grab bags!

    July 20, 2020

    Are you missing FORGE’s button-making table at Pride this year? We are too! We’ll send you a grab bag full of fun trans+ buttons for a donation to our trans-in-need fund. Price includes shipping. All money goes to support trans+ folks who are struggling during the COVID pandemic. FORGE supports trans+ community members with food, …

  • FORGE conducted a statewide community needs assessment in 2019 and 2020 to learn more about the experiences and needs of Wisconsin’s transgender/non-binary community. Survey data were collected online and in-person at Milwaukee’s 2019 PrideFest and in the months following. Participants consisted of 523 survey respondents who completed the Wisconsin Transgender/Non-binary Community Needs Assessment. Respondents were …

  • Superheroes wear masks to protect their communities About the Contest FORGE’s 2020 T-Shirt design contest theme is “Superheroes!” During this time of COVID-19, so many people are working tirelessly for their communities, including healthcare workers, food service workers, those offering social services, and community advocates and activists. Let’s celebrate everything they do to protect us! …

  • About the Contest This year’s FORGE annual coloring page design contest theme is “Summer Blossoms: A Time to Cultivate New Growth.” We are living through a historic time that has required us to change our daily lives and routines. We can approach these changes – along with the arrival of summer – as an opportunity …

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