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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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Warning: May Cause Light-Headedness, by Stacey Prince

As a psychologist who has been working with trans clients and their families for about a decade, I’ve been meaning to attend Gender Odyssey for years. In 2012, two events propelled me to finally go. I had the pleasure of meeting Gender Odyssey Executive Director Aidan Key and learning more about what GO is all about; and, my partner of 18 years, who is in her own gender exploration, wanted to attend with me. I knew that this dual perspective of both mental health practitioner and partner would be heady and difficult to navigate at times… and I was right. But it was so worth it! Continue reading

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Gender Odyssey Family Over the Years

Families, once in dire need of this conference themselves, now enthusiastically make the annual pilgrimage to Gender Odyssey Family specifically to lend support to the new families, the new siblings, the new exploring and transitioning youth. All ages, all backgrounds, from around the world. It’s a unique opportunity for parents to get questions and concerns answered. Continue reading

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