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Meet Our New Conference Coordinator: Michael Woodward


Conferences are amazing opportunities to make connections and learn information, where you’re hearing people’s stories, sharing experiences, and asking questions of people that you don’t normally have access to. I know that they’ve changed my life and made my life so much better by being able to learn from my peers and get the sense of community. You make life-long connections. Continue reading

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Meet Our Winner, Jannette!

Jannette Valdez-Witten

Last Saturday, one lucky person was randomly selected to win free airfare and a free conference pass to Gender Odyssey. That winner was Jannette Valdez-Witten, and after reading her thank-you letter you’ll surely agree that Jannette is a WINNER in more ways than one! Continue reading

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WIN Round-trip Airfare to Gender Odyssey


Too good to be true? It isn’t. We really, truly are giving away an airline ticket and conference pass! Continue reading

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Welcome Susan Golightly!


Susan Golightly graduated from Western New Mexico University with a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Counseling and Gender Studies. She volunteers as a facilitator for the Ingersoll Gender Center and volunteers at Lambert House. Continue reading

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Meet Alyssa Lee


Alyssa Lees a transgender female who shares more than 14 years of personal and professional experience as a business advisor and adult educator. This includes being a guest presenter at local college campuses, where she provides others with insight on her experiences with family, friends, sexuality, parenting, social situations and business relations. Continue reading

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Jack Alcantara Returns!

Jack Alcantara

Jack received his B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University in 2001. He studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and then returned to San Francisco to start law school at the age of 25 when he also began his transition. Continue reading

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Welcome Shannon Solie

Shannon Solie

Shannon Solie holds a Master of Arts from Seattle University in existential-phenomenological psychology, a humanistic approach based in philosophy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington with an emphasis in the bio-psychology of women. Continue reading

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Meet Lukas Walther

Lukas Walther

Lukas Walther is a counselor, educator, community developer, and group facilitator in British Columbia, Canada. He has worked closely with trans people and their families, clinical care teams, schools and employers for nearly 20 years. Lukas will be leading two sessions at Gender Odyssey 2015. Continue reading

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Meet Mary Irons

Mary Irons

Mary Irons is involved with transgender support and advocacy in Washington state. At this year’s conference, Mary will be leading the session, Creating Your Gender Toolkit. Continue reading

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Upcoming Fundraiser: Capitol Hill Pub Crawl


Sunday, March 29, 2015 – 4:30-7:30pm. Starting and ending at Julia’s on Broadway, you’ll arrive to make your $15 donation and receive a wrist band, map and raffle tickets. Once you’ve made your way through the neighborhood, you’ll return to Julia’s for the raffle drawing. Continue reading

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