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Trans Teens Paint: Art Exhibit Opens This Week and Will Display at Gender Odyssey Conference

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Gender Diversity to bring a unique and moving exhibit, Imagine the Possible: Trans Teens Paint, to the Central library in downtown Seattle this June and July, then moving the exhibit to the Gender Odyssey conference from August 4-7. Continue reading

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Meet Our Winner, Jannette!

Last Saturday, one lucky person was randomly selected to win free airfare and a free conference pass to Gender Odyssey. That winner was Jannette Valdez-Witten, and after reading her thank-you letter you’ll surely agree that Jannette is a WINNER in more ways than one! Continue reading

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An Evolving Experience

“For many years we were silent and isolated, flying under the radar. We didn’t know anyone else in our situation.” A transgender veteran finds community and camaraderie at Gender Odyssey, then gives back. Continue reading

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My Gender Odyssey through Gender Odyssey

Alethea shed rigid stereotypes about the gender binary, rigid stereotypes about trans people, and rigid stereotypes about transitioning, to finally find her own gender. Continue reading

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The Journey Home

I got up the guts to pick up the phone and say, “Hey, I think I’m transgender.” To my eternal relief and great surprise, my friend simply replied, “Hey, me too.” From that moment on I had a teammate against the rest of the world. Continue reading

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A Strong Ally

I didn’t quite know what to expect but as an advocate who had been making the rounds of the national LGBTQ advocacy conferences, I knew that Gender Odyssey would be different. Continue reading

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Why We Treat Transgender Kids

A physician’s journey from treating transgender adults to treating transgender children, and the compelling arguments that took her there. Continue reading

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From “Midwife” to “Mamma Bear” – A Physician’s Journey at Gender Odyssey

How a medical student got involved in the transgender community through Gender Odyssey. 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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Call for Entries: Gender Odyssey 2013 Art Exhibit

Artists are invited to submit entries for the 3rd Gender Odyssey Art Exhibit now. Having art displayed in the area surrounding the conference workshop rooms provides a free flowing space for reflection and enjoyment of images sourced directly from our own, collective experience. Continue reading

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