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 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!
- NEW! Teen Programs
- NEW! Event Schedule
- NEW! GO FREE!
- 2015 Presenters
- 2015 Workshops
- 2015 Schedule Grid
Confirmed Keynote Speakers for 2015
Kate Bornstein is an author, performance artist, playwright, and public speaker who has written several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, and My Gender Workbook. Her 2006 book, Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws, has become an underground bestseller, propelling Kate into an international position of advocacy for marginalized youth. Read more »
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 »