WIN a Free Conference Pass With Your Donation

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

We are making our way to our goal of raising $38,000 by December 15th but your donation is crucial to achieving this effort! We still need almost $16,000. Please help us maintain and grow the vital programs and services that we offer:

  • Requests for school and organizational trainings are at an all-time high!
  • The number of families in our support group network has doubled in the last year.
  • We are launching a 2nd Gender Odyssey conference in Los Angeles in June 2017.
  • Attendance at Gender Odyssey increased by 30% in the last year alone.

The bonus to donating today? Every dollar we receive toward our goal through December 15 will be DOUBLED!

Plus, you can also WIN a free Gender Odyssey conference pass!

For every 25 donations received, one donor will be selected to win a free pass to Gender Odyssey Seattle 2017.

How to Enter:

Step 1. Make your donation to our Double Thanksgiving fund raising campaign here.

Step 2. Leave a comment below. Tell us why you want to attend Gender Odyssey or what you’ve gotten out of attending in the past. (Be sure to include a working email address or we won’t be able to contact you if you win!)

Good luck!

Contest Rules
Registration Deadline: December 15, 2016. Drawing will be held on or about December 16, 2016.
Prizes: One (1) winner will receive one (1) full conference pass to Gender Odyssey Seattle 2017. There are no cash alternatives or alternative prizes available.

Eligibility: Entries much be received between 12noon PST on December 6, 2016 and 11:59pm on December 15, 2016 (”Contest Period”). Entrants must be 18 years old or over. Winner agrees to publicity and to be named on the www.GenderOdyssey.org website and Facebook Page (alias or first name only OK.)
Participating and entering in this promotion is considered a complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant. It is also an acknowledgement that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry.

Selection of Winner(s): Winner(s) will be determined by random selection on or about December 16, 2016 (from among eligible entries submitted during the Contest Period). Winner will be notified by e-mail on or about December 16, 2016. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

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9 Responses to WIN a Free Conference Pass With Your Donation

  1. Molly Maloney says:

    I attended GO for the first time this year and it was such an amazing, informative, supportive experience. I feel so much more able to support my son in his transition. I’m hoping to attend in 2017 to build on the knowledge I gained this year.

  2. Alyson RR says:

    2016 was an interesting year for our family. I’ve gone from knowing very little about transgender individuals, to having two sons who are transgender and learning all I can to support and advocate for them.
    I would like to attend Gender Odyssey with my 14yo transgender son and with the 18yo transgender young man who joined our family this year after leaving his birth family.

  3. Karen Francis says:

    We attended Gender Odyssey 2016 with our entire family. We are from Canada and have not come across any opportunity like this. Our journey began in the summer of 2015 with our oldest coming out to us as a MTF transgender and then our youngest came out in October 2015 also as MTF transgender. We were on a steep learning curve as a family! We wanted to do whatever we could to help educate us and help us to move forward in this unfamiliar journey. Attending GO 2016 I believe helped us to save our relationships! Our hope is to attend again as a family and possibly with some friends/partners of our adult children.

    Karen,
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  4. Lena Strait-Bodey says:

    From the moment we walk through the doors to the Gender Odyssey Family Conference, it’s like coming back to our home town.
    We don’t know everyone, but we all have an invisible bond. We know we are accepted. We know we are loved. We know that we don’t have to watch our words, or go through the tiring mental process of figuring out what we can, or cannot say to each person. Just to be safe, and accepted.
    It is so amazing to see our 15 year old transgender daughter smile, and look around and know that these are her friends. Her smile is real. Not the one she puts on to be brave. We love you all! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Aidan, Kristin, Gil, and everyone that works so hard to make this possible. You are leaving an amazing legacy of love–and I’m not just saying that to win the conference pass!!!! HAhaha

  5. Mary says:

    Really looking forward to the first one in 2017! Glad to be part of this group

  6. Audrey Helm says:

    2016 was my first year at Gender Odyssey Family, attending with my 17-year-old transgender son, as well as my sister-in-law and my 19-year-old nonbinary niece. Given that my son had only come out shortly before, my learning curve was steep but rewarding. Above and beyond my own personal education, though, the thing I loved most about the conference was the exposure to an entire spectrum of unique, courageous, and awesome individuals I might never have encountered otherwise. This is an entire world that many people will live their whole life without experiencing, and I’m so grateful to have found my way here.

  7. Meghan says:

    I have attended GO family conference the last 2 years. The first year was shocking and I learned so much!! Very overwhelming in a wonderful way!! The second year I was blown away with how much I took away from the conference, even though I thought we “had it together”. The conference hits on so many levels- education, communication, emotional, social…. A very important event for our family!! It’s also an amazing place for my transdaughter to connect with other kids. SHE LOVES KIDS CAMP!!

  8. Angela Harkins says:

    I attended the 2016 conference with my transitioning transgender daughter (age 9). While we were both scared and nervous to attend, we both had an amazing time. She was so scared to enter the kids camp, but after a 1/2 day there, she didn’t want to leave. She learned she wasn’t alone and there was so much love and support in a safe place. As a parent, the knowledge I learned was a little overwhelming. So much information, so many seminars to attend. My husband couldn’t make it this year, but we’re registering as a family next year, so we can be sure not to miss out on any seminars. I wish every family with a transgender child could attend this conference. So much to learn, understand, love, and support. Our family will be attending this conference for as long as Aiden puts it on. We couldn’t be more thankful we live in this area and have the means and opportunity to attend. Thank you to all who make this available to us. You are all changing the world and impacting so many lives in a positive way.

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