Gender Odyssey 2016 Participating Vendors
1st Security Bank
I have been a mortgage lender for over 30 years and have proudly supported the LGBTQ community my entire career
ACLU of WA
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) advocates for equal rights and protections for all. We are a proud advocate for trans rights and have rallied with the community to fight anti-transgender bills across the nation. Join us in our work to protect everyone’s right to be who they are, free of discrimination!
901 5th Ave, Suite 630, Seattle, WA 98164
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
AHF Pharmacy is run by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest nonprofit global HIV/AIDS organization. 96 cents of every dollar earned by our pharmacies directly fund HIV/AIDS programs and services domestically and abroad.
1016 E. Pike Street 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98122
Caddell’s Laser & Electrolysis Clinic, Inc.
Caddell’s has been serving the Transgender community for 33 years. We offer both electrolysis and laser hair removal in order to serve our clients in the way that is best for them.
40 Lake Bellevue Dr #100, Bellevue, WA 98005
Center for Sex Positive Culture
The Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) is a member’s only organization. We encourage the exploration and celebration of the many facets of human sexuality. Through an encompassing variety of events, created by and for its membership, we seeks to educate, to facilitate consensual open sexual expression and dialog, and to provide a venue for fellowship and community. Visit our booth to learn about special GO discounts for CSPC parties and events this weekend only!
Coordinated Care and Support Services
Coordinated Care is a managed care organization that provides healthcare services to more than 200,000 members across Washington state. Coordinated Care has a commitment to improving the health of the community one individual at time through affordable and reliable health care plans. We’re here to treat the whole person by breaking down barriers to accessing care, walking members through their benefits and connecting them to what they need. We do this through our focus on the individual, whole health and local involvement. www.coordinatedcarehealth.com
Eastside Women’s Health Center / Seattle Women’s Pride
Eastside Women’s Health Center serves the LGBTQ community through gynecology, lactation, acupuncture, massage therapy and family building services. We offer a safe and respectful environment with experts who care about optimizing your health. We are a one stop shop for high touch health care. In partnership with Seattle Women’s Pride, we are proud to be sponsors at this year’s Gender Odyssey.
At the Electra Spa, we provide electrolysis, facials, and waxing in a private, professional, transgender- and nonbinary-friendly setting. We have over 11 years’ experience working with the LGBTQ community providing these services and over 23 years advocating for the community. At Electra Spa, all of our services are provided by professionals at a very reasonable rate. We understand and want you to feel great about the skin you’re in because no one should have to choose between life’s necessities and being able to live authentically. Convenient online booking on our website.
Elliot Bay Book Company
The Elliot Bay Book Company, founded in 1973, is a full-service independent bookstore located on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Please visit our website for more information about our author event series, and to search for and buy new books including Google ebooks. www.elliotbaybook.com
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Entre Hermanos promotes the health and well-being of the Latin@ LGBTQ community ins a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support, services, advocacy, and community building.
Flamingo Rampant Press
Flamingo Rampant is a micropress with a mission – to produce feminist, racially-diverse, LGBTQ-positive children’s books, in an effort to bring visibility and positivity to the reading landscape of children everywhere. We make books kids love that love them right back, bedtime stories for beautiful dreams, and books that let children of all kinds say with pride: that kid’s just like me!
Gay City Health Project
Gay City promotes wellness in LGBT communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts and building community.
517 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122
Gender Camp focuses on the nuanced needs of the Trans and Gender Diverse community while exploring intimacy, personal growth, transparency, radical honesty, inclusivity, compassion, sexual freedom and the power of community. We will spend six days in the beautiful Oregon forest connecting with each other and nature. All people are welcome. Visit us at www.gender.camp and join our Facebook community for details and registration. Space is limited.
Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender variations in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support, building community, increasing societal awareness, and improving the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions. We do this by offering support to families raising transgender and gender-nonconforming children and teens and, working with public and private schools K-12 to create gender-inclusive learning environments and provide assistance with gender-transitioning students or employees.
Gender Justice League
Gender Justice League is a Washington State Trans* and allied activist collective headquartered in Seattle and focused on creating community through advocacy efforts and shared leadership development. Our mission is to empower Trans* activists and our allies to fight oppression based on gender and sexuality in Washington State and to create a community where Trans* people can live their lives safely, true to themselves, and free from discrimination.
GoodMedizen Acupuncture & Herbs
GoodMedizen is an acupuncture and Chinese herbal clinic located in downtown Seattle. GoodMedizen is committed to providing a safe space for transgender individuals to access acupuncture and Chinese medicine as part of their health services and healing journey. www.goodmedizen.com
Group Health Cooperative
Group Health is a unique health care system that coordinates care and coverage to more than 625,000 residents throughout Washington state. Group Health advances health in the community through its medical education, charitable foundation, and nationally recognized research institute.
Harmony Ink Press
Harmony Ink Press publishes positive teen and new adult fiction featuring significant personal growth of characters across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Our works span subgenres including fantasy, mystery, paranormal, romance, science fiction, and more.
Human Rights Campaign
As the largest civil rights and education organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community. The HRC Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, works to improve the lives of LGBT people by increasing understanding and encouraging the adoption of LGBT-inclusive policies and practices. We change hearts and minds across America and around the globe by enhancing the lived experiences of LGBT people and their families. HRC and HRCF work together with the trans community for comprehensive health care, full civil rights, an end to anti-trans violence, and inclusive climates for trans youth & their families.
Ingersoll Gender Center
Ingersoll Gender Center supports transgender people in their growth and well-being. We provide support, education, advocacy, and a wide array of resources for people interested in gender identity issues. We support and respect service providers, employers, families and friends as well, in order to promote understanding, awareness and acceptance of gender diversity.
Antonio Mangubat, MD
Dr. E Antonio Mangubat is highly specialized in transgender surgery and has served the LGBTQ community for over 25 years. The most popular trans-surgery services include top surgery, tracheal shave, rhinoplasty, hair line advancement and facial rejuvenation. Call for your complimentary consultation 206-575-0300.
La Belle Vie
16400 Southcenter Parkway, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98188
Manifest Beauty Life Coaching
Billie Jaquay, author and life coach to the trans and gender nonconforming community, is committed that folks transition how, when, and if they want to, are happy and are themselves. Billie’s clients transform through life coaching by overcoming obstacles, becoming resilient, and creating what they want in life.
Matlock Advertising & Public Relations
Matlock is an authentic authority on multicultural matters. We embody a philosophy of an inclusive, equal, civil, just and respectful society for all human beings. As an ally of the transgender community and a bridge builder, we are proud to participate in the 2016 Gender Odyssey Conference, and we are committed to bringing new and unlikely allies together. During the GO Conference, Matlock Research Group will conduct a focus group, where we seek to gain insight and perspective from respondents. If you are interested in participating in the focus group, please contact Sharon Toomer at Sharon@matlockadvertising.com and/or at 917-721-3150. (Food will be served and an honorarium provided to respondents).
Scott Mosser, MD
Scott Mosser, MD, is a Board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in top surgery and body contouring. He performs more than 150 chest reconstruction surgeries a year.
drmosser.com / genderconfirmation.com
Dr Jen O’Ryan provides resources for parents and other caring adults on how to best support the LGBTQ child in their lives. Jen’s specialty is adults who interact with kids that aren’t their own (coaches, counselors, teachers, employers, etc.). Jen has a PhD in Human Behavior, whose research is centered on the experience of childhood and adolescence for GSM; specifically, environmental factors that contribute to healthy development later in life.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
NCTE is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for trans people. We are devoted to ending discrimination and violence against trans people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to trans people. www.transequality.org
1400 16th St NW Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036
Out There Adventures
Out There Adventures helps queers and allies ages 14-22 cultivate leadership and build community through adventure.
Optimystical Studios creates jewelry for every fan and is proud to introduce our new line of jewelry for members of the MOGII community, VALID. This line proclaims that how you identify is Valid. We are Valid.
Parts and Hearts
Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender Transition is the first and only children’s book to explain the physical and emotional process of transition honestly, accurately and appropriately.
We are parents, families, friends and allies in the greater Seattle area who are united with LGBTQ people to move equality forward through support, education and advocacy. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose mission is keeping families together.
1122 E Pike St. PMB 620, Seattle, WA 98122
Pidgeon Pagonis/Your Gender is Beautiful
Gender affirming t-shirts, prints, stickers & baby 1-zee’s. Stop by and pick up a #TooCuteToBeBinary or #PostGender tee, or a Your Gender is Beautiful print! Pidgeon is an intersex activist, and is also available for hire as a consultant or presenter at your next event! Find more info & shop online.
Point 5cc is a trans-owned and run clothing company. We host a binder program, breast form program, and surgery fund annually.
Point empowers LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
Across the Northwest, there are LGBTQ people who can’t live openly and safely in their communities. Pride Foundation’s investments support local strategies and responses to the critical issues facing our community, including school safety, food and housing security, healthcare access, workplace equality, and educational access. We support people, places, and ideas that are transforming our region through our scholarship program, grants, capacity building, coalition building, and advocacy. Since 1985, Pride Foundation has given nearly $60 million to support LGBTQ equality in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
PRIDE Institute is committed to providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people a road to recovery through evidence-based substance abuse, sexual health, and mental health treatment. PRIDE Institute has been providing treatment for the LGBT community for 25 years.
Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC
Queen Anne Medical Associates is a gender friendly family practice. We provide healthcare for the Trans communities, laser and electrolysis hair removal, Botox and dermal fillers. We have supported the Transgender Community for 18 years.
200 W Mercer St #104, Seattle, WA 98119
Reconciling Ministries Network – United Methodist Church
The Reconciling Ministries Network is a Christian and United Methodist organization. We represent over 700 local, reconciling United Methodist communities throughout the US, each committed to transforming the world by living out the Gospel’s teaching of grace, love and inclusion for all of God’s children. Anyone seeking a welcoming, spiritual community is invited to visit with us. More information on the Reconciling Ministries Network can be found at our website.
Ryan Sallans / Scout Publishing, LLC
Scout Publishing LLC publishes books surrounding LGBT identities. Our most recent release, What’s Normal Anyway? is a comic book about being trans.
Seattle Counseling Service
Founded in 1969, Seattle Counseling Service is the oldest LGBTQ-focused community mental health agency in the world. We provide mental health, addiction recovery, HIV-prevention, and outreach services to over 1750 clients annually, the majority of whom are low-income. In addition to providing direct services to the LGBTQ community, SCS is a counseling and social work professional training site. We provide accessible mental health and addiction recovery services to the LGBTQ community. For 46 years, we have offered a safety net to those without one and strive to combat prejudice and misconception through education.
Seattle Area Support Groups
SASG is a peer support provider organization addressing issues of mental health, addiction and chronic illness to the LGBTQ community, their allies and loved ones.
Seattle Nonbinary Collective
Founded in March 2015, Seattle Nonbinary Collective is a Seattle-based queer organization that hosts meetups, events, and workshops for nonbinary people and their community. Our mission is to create intentional, vibrant community among nonbinary folks and to invite our city into a creative exploration of gendered life. Whatever your identity, we want to explore it with you!
Seattle Partners is a group of partners of trans people in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. We are open to people of all genders and sexualities. We seek to provide support and information for partners of trans individuals. We host monthly meetings that provide partners with a space to share experiences, tips for self-care, and support for related issues in and outside of our relationships with our partners.
Seattle’s Beautiful Skin
Lynda Ivans is the founder of Seattle’s Beautiful Skin whom specializes in anti-aging. She has been working with the transgender community doing laser hair removal treatments in the Seattle area for over 16 years. She has a passion to help people feel better about themselves. Through Seattle’s Beautiful Skin, she is able to do just that.
Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Three Dollar Bill Cinema strengthens, connects, and reflects diverse communities through queer film and media. We curate themed screenings throughout the year and produce programs in partnership with other arts, cultural, and service delivery organizations in the greater Seattle area. Our events include TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival in October, Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival in May, and Reel Queer Youth and Outdoor Cinema in the summer.
1620 12th Ave #203, Seattle, WA 98122
FTM Fitness World’s Annual Trans Fitness Conference (#TransFitCon)
FTM Fitness World began in 2012 as a hobby for a group of Transmen interested in building community support in order to stay accountable to our fitness endeavors. Our success then allowed us to grow into a larger community support group. As we evolved, we realized the needs of the Trans community, the growth of our following and the scope of our niche. That led us to create the FTM Foundation and in 2014 we launched the first historical worldwide bodybuilding competition for people of Trans experience. Join us in Atlanta October 6-8 for the third annual conference and competition!
Trans Student Educational Resources
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism.
Trans Youth Project (University of Washington)
We are recruiting families with transgender and gender-nonconforming children who are interested in our research study. We’ll be handing out recruitment materials as well as answering questions in-person for interested families.
Trans.cafe is the premier media brand dedicated to bringing the world engaging and inclusive content about transgender identity, lifestyle and everything in between. On the consumer side, we are a vibrant online publication featuring everything from coming out stories to political commentary, advice and support to legislative analysis. Trans.cafe also provides companies and organizations with scalable, measurable, interactive tools and language to provide ongoing sensitivity training and best practices for their employees to openly accept their transgender coworkers and customers as equals.
Transcendent Education Systems
Transgender cultural competency/sensitivity training and consulting services.
Transgender American Veterans Association
The Transgender American Veterans Association is a 501c3 organization that advocates for equality for transgender veterans and actively serving military members. We help veterans with healthcare, benefits, name and gender change with the VA and updating your DD214. transveteran.org
(516) TAVA 911
Transgress Press is a social entrepreneurial publisher serving the LGBTQI community internationally. We publish high quality fiction and nonfiction books on queer, trans and intersex issues and identities. Over 40% of our profits are donated to organizations and cultural programs that work to help trans people and our fight for social justice.
University of Victoria Transgender Archives and Chair in Transgender Studies
The transgender archives are the world’s largest collection of original materials documenting more than 50 years of trans activism and more than 100 years of trans research. The Chair in Transgender Studies is the world’s only research chair devoted to doing and sharing research to improve trans lives.
University of Washington Q Center
The University of Washington Q Center is a fierce primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality. We facilitate and enhance a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities, and expressions. We host and support student groups, put on regular programming events, house a lending library, and amplify student voices on our Student Blog. Explore our website or stop by!
University of WA, Husky Union Building, Room 315 Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.
Wayside United Church of Christ
Wayside United Church of Christ is an open and affirming congregation in Federal Way, Washington. Our open and affirming committee provides resources to the community and church members on faith and LGBT concerns.
2000 SW Dash Pt Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023