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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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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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Coming of Age, by Zander

I attended my first Gender Odyssey Conference in 2006. It was my first time at a trans* specific conference. I had attended many LGB conferences over the years but I was not prepared for the impact of being around 400-500 FtMs at Gender Odyssey. It was like coming home for the first time! Continue reading

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Inclusivity of Diversity, by Misty

Misty – “a gender outlaw feminist and an income-challenged, retired elder” – attended her first GO conference last year, and was so blown away by the workshops, events, and people she met, she is sure to come back again this year. Moreover, she’s already putting some effort into the 2013 programming for the Elders’ track. Continue reading

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