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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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GO Spotlight – Chandi Moore

Chandi Moore

Gender Odyssey Professional in LA, is next week!  We are so excited to host this inaugural LA gathering.  And we’re proud to highlight workshop presenter Chandi Moore.  Chandi is a nationally recognized HIV and trans activist currently working for Children’s … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Bamby Salcedo

Bamby Salcedo

Bamby Salcedo, president and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, will be co-presenting at Gender Odyssey LA on “The State of TransHealth: Trans Latin@s and Their Healthcare Needs.” Her wide-ranging activist work has brought voice and visibility not only to the … Continue reading

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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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