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GO Spotlight – Gavin Grimm

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In March of this year, the US Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case against a Virginia high school that refused to allow student Gavin Grimm access to the same bathrooms as his peers. The case … Continue reading

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GO Spotlight – Drian Juarez

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Drian Juarez is joining us at Gender Odyssey LA this coming week!  Juarez works as a consultant on transgender issues in the workplace and assists in developing programs for communities endeavoring to help transgender people get back to work. Juarez has … Continue reading

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Help Wanted! Host a Visiting Conference Attendee

by Nina Rose Gender Odyssey launches the Community Housing Program 2017 marks the official launch of the Gender Odyssey COMMUNITY HOUSING PROGRAM, designed to help those whose financial situation makes paying for a hotel stay during conference impossible. In tandem … 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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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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