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GO Spotlight – Diego Sanchez, APR

Diego Miguel Sanchez, APR will deliver Saturday’s keynote.  He is the Director of Advocacy, Policy & Partnerships for PFLAG – the national organization committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, uniting people who are lesbian, … Continue reading

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Spotlight – Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy

The Gender Odyssey workshops of Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD have been cornerstone programming for many years.  Dr. Olson-Kennedy specializes in the care of gender expansive children and transgender youth at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  She has been providing medical intervention for … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Jennifer Hastings, MD

We are pleased to have Dr. Jennifer Hastings with us at Gender Odyssey this year. She is an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine, and founding director of the Transgender Health Care Program at … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Kristie Maldonado

Gender Odyssey welcomes Kristie Maldonado and her son, Joe!  This year, Joe became the first openly trans boy to be inducted into the Boy Scouts.  Together, this family continues to advocate for trans people everywhere.  Kristie recently connected with guest … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Gavin Grimm

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In March of this year, the US Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case against a Virginia high school that refused to allow student Gavin Grimm access to the same bathrooms as his peers. The case … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Linda Gromko, MD

Linda Gromko, MD is a Board Certified Family Physician who has worked with the transgender community for nearly eighteen years. She is an author and advocate, and will be leading three workshops at the Seattle conference this year.  She recently … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Dr. Elijah Nealy

Meet Dr. Elijah C. Nealy, a therapist and former deputy executive director of New York City’s LGBT Community Center, a trans man, and the author of a comprehensive guide to understanding, supporting, and welcoming trans kids.  As part of our … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Aydin Olson-Kennedy

Aydin Olson-Kennedy

Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center where he provides psychotherapy for gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adults and their families. Before moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Olson-Kennedy founded he Community Counseling Program in … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Drian Juarez

Drian Juarez

Drian Juarez is joining us at Gender Odyssey LA this coming week!  Juarez works as a consultant on transgender issues in the workplace and assists in developing programs for communities endeavoring to help transgender people get back to work. Juarez has … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Michele Angello, PhD

Dr. Michele Angello

Gender Odyssey’s longtime friend and eminent leader in transgender health, Dr. Michele Angello, will be presenting two workshops next week in L.A.  The depth and breadth of her experience make these “do not miss” sessions!  Guest blogger, Nathan Tabak, recently chatted … Continue reading

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