Presenting Sponsor



Gil Rich

Gil Rich is the Gender Odyssey teen program coordinator and has run the youth groups for the Gender Diversity family support meetings in Seattle for the past nine years.  He has over a decade of experience developing leadership and community-building programs that help youth recognize their potential, including teaching within the Seattle and Atlanta public schools, and working with Camp Ten Trees, Lambert House, the YMCA, and the WSU-4H Challenge Programs.  Gil has presented workshops on supporting trans and GNC youth at the Creating Change and HRC Time to Thrive conferences, and facilitates transgender awareness training for corporate audiences. Gil had the unique opportunity to grow up as a gender-nonconforming kid with an identical twin who was also gender-nonconforming. Growing up knowing there was someone else like him in the world provided a foundation of self-confidence and pride that he hopes to pass on to the youth with whom he works.


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