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Wanted: Generous Hearts


With a few clicks and a generous heart, you can help make the world a better place for kids today. Sound good? Here’s how it works. Continue reading

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Building Resiliency


I know that I have re-hashed this story many times, but I really honestly think that, if it wasn’t for Owen, I would not have changed as much as into the person that I needed to be. Continue reading

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A Father’s Journey: Brandon’s Story, Part Two

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Tweet Contributed by Brandon, who previously shared about the events that prompted the decision to move with his wife and family from Utah to Seattle for the sake of their gender-nonconforming child. I am the father of a transgender boy. … Continue reading


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

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The Teen Panel: Engendering Compassion Through Authenticity


As each participant told their story, I was deeply moved by the courage and vulnerability panelists showed as they shared the initial anxiety about their gender identity, pain of parent rejection, fear that no one would love them, and struggle for peer acceptance. Teens also shared the joy of affirming and living their gender, the relief of finding family acceptance and support, the thrill of first love, and the delight of finding peers who understood them. Continue reading

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Gender Odyssey Family: A Teen’s Perspective

Gender Odyssey Family: A Teen’s Perspective

It’s a really good way to make friends who are like you. While they may live all around, it’s a really good experience to have and it made me feel much more comfortable in my own skin. You meet all sorts of people who are just like you, or maybe a little different, or maybe even a lot different, and yet you still understand what everybody is going through. Continue reading

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GiveBIG: A Special Message From Aidan


Mark your calendars for MAY 15, because a very BIG event is just a couple of weeks away! GiveBIG is a one-day, online, charitable-giving event in which you can increase the amount of your gift to Gender Diversity through corporate matching of your donation. Continue reading

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Gender Odyssey Family: A Dad’s Perspective


Here I was with all this fear and apprehension about my transgender daughter, and some of these other dads were so collected and together. It was helpful to see that other people and their kids have “survived” this challenge. Continue reading


Speaking Out: Queer Parent, Gendered Child

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I finally “heard” (accepted) that while coming out as queer is aligning an internal truth to the outside world, coming out as trans can mean acknowledging a significant difference between an internal truth and the expectations of the outside world. Continue reading

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Gender Odyssey Family Over the Years

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Families, once in dire need of this conference themselves, now enthusiastically make the annual pilgrimage to Gender Odyssey Family specifically to lend support to the new families, the new siblings, the new exploring and transitioning youth. All ages, all backgrounds, from around the world. It’s a unique opportunity for parents to get questions and concerns answered. Continue reading

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