Support for Families Raising Gender-Nonconforming and Transgender Children

Gender Odyssey Family is an annual conference for families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender-nonconforming or transgender child. As one of the only opportunities in the country to find valuable resources, information and networking opportunities, Gender Odyssey Family provides real tools to support and encourage your child’s gender self-discovery. Learn more »


werehiring2We’re Hiring!

We are excited to announce that Gender Diversity is seeking a full-time, salaried Conference Coordinator for our annual conference series which includes Gender Odyssey, Gender Odyssey Family, and GO Professional. Learn more »


Gender Odyssey Family 2015: August 20 – 23

Last year’s 8th year anniversary conference was the most well-attended ever! Don’t miss out on our 2015 gathering!

Confirmed Keynote Speakers for 2015

Andrea JenkinsGender Odyssey Family welcomes Andrea Jenkins as our first keynote speaker for GOF 2015! Andrea Jenkins is an award-winning poet and writer. Most recently she was awarded a Bush fellowship and a fellowship in the Cultural Community Leadership Institute at Intermedia Arts, sponsored by the Bush Foundation, and named a fellow in the Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights Center. Last year, she won the Verve Grant for Spoken Artist at Intermedia Arts and the Naked Stages Grant for Emerging Performance Artist at Pillsbury House Theatre. Andrea has earned degrees in community economic development, human services/interpersonal communications, and creative writing. Read more »

Get involved! We have a number of volunteer positions open for the 2014 conference. Would you like to join our team? More info »


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