Join Us For a Thoughtful Exploration of Gender

Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community in Seattle, USA. Learn more about Gender Odyssey »


Gender Odyssey 2015: August 20 – 23

Last year’s 13th year anniversary conference was the most well-attended ever! Don’t miss out on our 2015 gathering!

Confirmed Keynote Speakers for 2015

Kate Bornstein Gender Odyssey 2015Kate 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

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 »


Art at Gender Odyssey 2015: Passport Office and Series
Come participate in Carina A. del Rosario’s interactive, socially engaged project. This powerful investigation of the lived experience of identity produces passports as personal statements of identity, reflecting the intersectionality of our lives and community.

Get involved! We have a number of committee and volunteer positions open for the 2015 conference. Would you like to join our team?
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Today Only: GiveBIG!

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