We did it!!!!
March 21, 2017
Now, more than ever, we must be step up our support for the transgender and gender nonconforming community, who already experience disproportionately high rates of sexual violence especially trans women of color:
- Over 50% of trans and non-binary people have experienced sexual abuse or assault.
- Over 50% of trans and non-binary individuals have experienced intimate partner violence.
- Over 77% of youth reported having 1 or more negative experiences in school. (K-12)
These rates are far too high as is, but to make matters worse, a few weeks ago, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice formally revoked Obama's landmark guidance that clarified the obligations that educational institutions have to ensure that trans and gender nonconforming students have equal access to education. When the government rolls back protections for transgender students, they send a clear message that they won't protect these already vulnerable students from experiencing MORE bullying, harassment, and sexual violence.
Let's show that we will stand for trans rights regardless of the current administration's failure to protect trans rights. Join the fight to support the rights of the entire LGBTQ community by making a donation today in support of transgender and gender nonconforming victims of violence.
More about the transgender anti-violence charity, FORGE
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. We are a national training and technical assistance provider, supporting victim service professionals to better serve transgender and non-binary survivors. We are equally committed to working with transgender, non-binary survivors and loved ones in healing from sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of violence.
We are deeply committed to providing victim service providers with high quality training on better serving transgender and non-binary survivors. We are equally committed to supporting trans and non-binary survivors reach a place of greater wholeness in their lives. We are also deeply committed to helping shift the world to a place where ALL people can live authentically and without violence.