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Spotlight – Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy

The Gender Odyssey workshops of Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD have been cornerstone programming for many years.  Dr. Olson-Kennedy specializes in the care of gender expansive children and transgender youth at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  She has been providing medical intervention for … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Dr. Elijah Nealy

Meet Dr. Elijah C. Nealy, a therapist and former deputy executive director of New York City’s LGBT Community Center, a trans man, and the author of a comprehensive guide to understanding, supporting, and welcoming trans kids.  As part of our … Continue reading

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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 – 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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Speaking Out: Queer Parent, Gendered Child

I finally “heard” (accepted) that while coming out as queer is aligning an internal truth to the outside world, coming out as trans can mean acknowledging a significant difference between an internal truth and the expectations of the outside world. Continue reading

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A Call for Action: Stop Doing Harm to Children

The twenty-first century has brought with it a challenge to the male-female binary and a sea change in our understanding of gender, which in turn has opened up the doors for more children to announce at earlier ages that they are not the gender everyone thinks they are or that they certainly are not going to stay locked in rigid gender boxes. But the world still has a lot of catching up to do if these children are going to have healthy and happy lives. Continue reading

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