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 »

Gender Odyssey’s Double Thanksgiving

Well, at first, we felt like it was an overly ambitious fundraising goal, but this is important work and we know it. We set our sights high – and we were blown away by your support! Here’s the final tally »

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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My Amazing Experience Volunteering at Gender Odyssey

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In just one hour, we answered a lot of questions, and by the end, parents seemed calmer and were ready to continue their journey. I was amazed at how I felt. I had given back by simply answering questions. Continue reading