GO Spotlight – Dr. Andrew Cronyn

by Nina Rose Have you met Dr. Andrew Cronyn? He co-founded El Rio Transgender Pediatric Care Program in Tucson, AZ.  Now, Gender Odyssey loves its attendees. We’re pretty fond of our presenters, too!  So we’re quite excited when an attendee … Continue reading

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Help Wanted! Host a Visiting Conference Attendee

by Nina Rose Gender Odyssey launches the Community Housing Program 2017 marks the official launch of the Gender Odyssey COMMUNITY HOUSING PROGRAM, designed to help those whose financial situation makes paying for a hotel stay during conference impossible. In tandem … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Michelle Honda Phillips

By Nathan Tabak Michelle Honda-Phillips, daughter of former Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), is the proud mother of a transgender daughter, Malisa. Since affirming Malisa’s authentic gender, Michelle has been a leading advocate for the unconditional acceptance of transgender and gender-diverse … Continue reading

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We’re busting our buttons! Logical Alternative is our 2017 Presenting Sponsor

By guest writer, Nina Rose   Here at Gender Odyssey we’re happy as larks to announce Logical Alternative as our first ever Presenting Sponsor for the Gender Odyssey conferences in Los Angeles and Seattle! A Presenting Sponsor is a highly … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Presenter: riKu Matsuda

riKu Matsuda works in the Human Relations Branch of the LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Department as a Senior Intergroup Relations Specialist. He is an analyst for the annual hate crime report and leads the department’s work to end violence against transgender and non-binary communities. Continue reading

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Live Q&A with Aidan Key

For the first time ever, Gender Odyssey founder and executive director, Aidan Key, will be on Facebook LIVE for a Q&A session with you. Between 6 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday, May 10, Aidan will be live on the Gender Odyssey Facebook page along with Gender Odyssey family and friends. Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Keynote Speaker: Kris Hayashi

Welcome to the Gender Odyssey Spotlight! As we approach the Gender Odyssey Professional Los Angeles (June 28-29) and Gender Odyssey Seattle (August 23-27) conferences, we are using our blog to spotlight some of the presenters, sponsors, and attendees of these conferences. Kris Hayashi is the executive director at the Transgender Law Center, and will be a panelist on Thursday afternoon at Gender Odyssey Professional Los Angeles, alongside Bamby Salcedo and riKu Matsuda. Continue reading

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We’ve Grown! Announcing Gender Odyssey Professional – LA

We are thrilled to announce that this year Gender Odyssey Professional is coming to Los Angeles June 28-29! Continue reading

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WIN a Free Conference Pass With Your Donation

With our annual Double Thanksgiving fund raising campaign underway, we’re giving away a limited number of FREE Gender Odyssey conference passes! Continue reading

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What Can I Do Right Now For Trans Children?

The past week has been one that few of us will ever forget. My most immediate thoughts after the election had me agonizing as to whether my work for trans rights over the last two decades would just go up in smoke. Not just my work, either. The progress and legal protections we have today have been the result of courage and persistence shown by so many who were there well before my time. Is all that going to disappear? Continue reading

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