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Coming Out Panel and discussion (10/13/2020)

October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

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Coming out can be fun, scary, exciting, nuanced, playful, avoided, or necessary.  (For some, the choice is not to disclose, too!)  This panel discussion will highlight many trans+ community member’s stories of coming out. Join in to support, listen, and maybe even gain a technique or two if you are considering disclosing your gender identity to someone in your life.
[Coming out day was October 11, 2020 – so this might be a recap for some!]

Facilitator: michael munson

michael is as an agender, trans-masculine, boot-loving, LatinX/multi-racial, femme.  He embraces many overlapping identities, including being an altruist iconoclast; a passionate worker bee; proud parent of a millennial & a strong, tender partner. He co-founded FORGE in 1994 and has an educational background in psychology with an emphasis on trauma-informed care. He is FORGE’s Executive Director and primary trainer.

ASL, Captions, Recordings, and Trans/Queer-led.

Events will have an ASL interpreter and CART closed captioning.  Please reach out with any access needs.
This event will be recorded and archived.
Support focused groups are trans and queer led.

ABOUT events

FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic have created a series of events for trans+/non-binary community members, loved ones, and supporters, to come together for support, connection, learning, and empowerment.  Participants will have the opportunity to find community, feel less isolated, and learn new skills and information.
Initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many topics focus on medical and mental health issues, coping strategies, access to public benefits, links to resources, where/how to access support, creative expression, and some time to have some fun.
Sit back. Or lean in.
If you miss the live events, many will be recorded!  (Recordings available at: https://www.youtube.com/c/FORGEForwardTrans)

Thank you to our funders:

This project is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Additional funding support for this event provided by Victims of Crime Act Subgrant No. 2015-VO-01-15356 awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.
Additional funding provided by Grant Number 2018-UD-AX-0011 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.


October 13, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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