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’s Double Thanksgiving

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Beginning Nov. 15 and continuing through Dec. 15, all donations will be matched DOLLAR-for-DOLLAR up to $18,000 by a small group of donors. Find out more »

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! For a taste of what to expect, check out last year’s programming:

2014 Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth "Eli" VasquezGender Odyssey is honored to announce the first of our 2014 keynote speakers, Eli Vasquez, who will offer us an insider’s perspective on transgender issues and advocacy in Ecuador. We hope you are as excited as we are to hear Vasquez share how Ecuadorian trans culture is influenced by tradition, political changes, street families, and so many other factors that differ from and progress beyond our Western medical-centric trans culture. Read more »

Get involved! We have a number of committee and volunteer positions open for the 2014 conference. Would you like to join our team?
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The Journey Home


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