Strong board governance, both policy and practice, paired with well-established strategic priorities enables significant progress. This progress leads to Embedded Strategy Organizations.
In 2007, FORGE hosted the FORGE Forward Conference. Over 500 trans individuals from across the country attended. Two years later, FORGE received two major grants to address the needs of sexual assault survivors and their service providers. Today, FORGE continues to contribute to LGBTQ progress, not only locally, but as a nationally recognized leader in its field.
Erv Uecker and Ross Walker recognized November 30, 1957 as the official beginning of their relationship. Since then, they have worked tirelessly both in building their personal lives together and, through their combined efforts in contributing to the progress of their LGBTQ community. In 2014 they married after the introduction of marriage equality.
In these heady, incredible days of shifting public attitudes toward LGBT rights and perhaps positive Supreme Court rulings, we LGBTs cannot forget what we learned. After years of being denied then dismissed, our progress toward equality, came not through revenge but through activism. Simply put, we came out of the closet. 2b1af7f3a8