Support for Families Raising Gender Diverse 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 diverse 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.
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Gender Odyssey 2017: August 24-27 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center

Last year’s gathering was the most well-attended ever! Please have a look at this past year’s programming (use links below) to get an idea of the activities and workshops we offer.

2016 programming:

Keynote Speakers

Gena RoceroGeena Rocero

Maddie DeutschMaddie Deutsch

RETURNING in 2017 – Affordable Lodging at Nearby Seattle University!

Stay in a single, double, or quad dormitory room within a 20-minute walk to the Convention Center at a MUCH lower rate than offered by our designated conference hotels! More info to come later this year.

Films at Gender Odyssey

We are pleased to screen a number of films in collaboration with Translations: Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival. Check out last year’s selections »

All content below is based on our 2016 conference, but many of the elements are similar from year to year:

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