“I got confidence and comfort from Gender Spectrum”
“I got confidence and comfort from Gender Spectrum”

A few weeks ago we hosted our annual Gender Spectrum Family Conference, and what an exciting, energizing, and transformative weekend it was.  Families from across the country were able to connect, ask questions, and gain answers about what it meant for them to be on this gender journey with their child. For many families this […]

Gender Spectrum is Hiring
Gender Spectrum is Hiring

We are excited to say that we are hiring! We are adding several new positions to our team – keep track of this page as it will be updated as we post the new positions. Gender Spectrum is an equal opportunity employer and we value diverse perspectives and experiences at our organization. We do not […]

Run for Gender Spectrum at SF Pride!
Run for Gender Spectrum at SF Pride!

We are delighted and honored to announce that Gender Spectrum was chosen by the San Francisco FrontRunners to be the beneficiary of the 40th Annual San Francisco Pride Run! This is always one of the most enjoyable events of Pride weekend, with runners (and walkers) from throughout the Bay Area coming together for a fun, […]

The Prince and the Dressmaker: a Gender Spectrum Story Time
The Prince and the Dressmaker: a Gender Spectrum Story Time

In her graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker, Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. Set in Paris, at the dawn of the modern age, the book tells the tale of Prince Sebastian, who is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for […]

Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education
Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education

Gender Spectrum has released a landmark publication outlining the first-ever comprehensive principles for gender-inclusive puberty and health education (PHE). These principles, endorsed by six leading national PHE organizations, are designed to affirm and recognize all students so they can see themselves reflected in their classrooms and learn knowledge and skills associated with healthy behaviors. In […]

Volunteers Needed for the Gender Spectrum Conference
Volunteers Needed for the Gender Spectrum Conference

Our annual Conference and Professionals’ Symposium will take place this year on Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, and we need you to help make these events a success! Last year, nearly 1,000 people attended the weekend Conference, which includes adult workshops on gender and supportive […]

“Advancing Acceptance” Campaign Highlights Support for Transgender Youth
“Advancing Acceptance” Campaign Highlights Support for Transgender Youth

Gender Spectrum is excited to be partnering with Vice President Joe Biden’s Foundation As You Are campaign and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) in the launch of the “Advancing Acceptance” campaign, featuring a new video highlighting the benefits of family, friends and community support for Transgender youth. Gender Spectrum has an array of resources for educating all […]

Gender Spectrum Story Time: Stacey’s Not a Girl
Gender Spectrum Story Time: Stacey’s Not a Girl

“Stacey’s Not A Girl” is a children’s book that takes us on a gender journey with Stacey who does not feel like a girl, but is not so sure they are a boy either. This book introduces us to ideas of gender beyond the binary and makes space for the “not knowing”. The first book […]

Choosing the Right College
Choosing the Right College

It’s getting to be a stressful time for high school seniors, and gender-diverse students have even more to consider in their college search. Our videos on choosing a school and preparing for college have helpful tips for any student. Also see our video series with Harvard’s Schuyler Bailar, the first openly Transgender Division I swimmer […]

Transgender Awareness Week 2018
Transgender Awareness Week 2018

From November 12 – 19, Gender Spectrum is joining individuals and organizations around the country in recognizing Transgender Awareness Week in support of transgender, nonbinary and Gender-expansive youth and adults. You can see our new video, Transgender Voices from the Gender Spectrum Conference, and more videos and resources below. Many thanks to (in order of […]

Gender and the Holidays: Paving the Way
Gender and the Holidays: Paving the Way

With the excitement of holiday gatherings also come the possibilities of affirmation or rejection of your child’s gender by family members and loved ones. Shifts in identity or expression, new names and pronouns, unsupportive family members and general lack of gender knowledge can provide fertile ground for helping your family and community deepen their understanding […]

Conversations About Gender at Holiday Get-Togethers
Conversations About Gender at Holiday Get-Togethers

The holidays are coming! It can be a wonderful time of year. Perhaps all you want to do is eat your mashed potatoes in peace, but it’s more than likely that you’ll spend at least some part of the holidays at a gathering with family, friends, and maybe the “friend of a friend” acquaintance you […]

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Chest Binder
What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Chest Binder

by Constante Quirino Deciding to approach your life openly with a body image you want can be intense, exciting, and terrifying, all at once. Your body doesn’t define you, but it can help if your body matches your definition of yourself. You’re not alone. Compression garments, like binders, are meant to aid anyone seeking a […]

We Are More Than Our DNA
We Are More Than Our DNA

In response to the Trump memo proposing to redefine gender, Lisa Kenney, Executive Director of Gender Spectrum released the following statement: Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught. Leslie Feinberg The New York Times reported Sunday that the Trump Administration has drafted a memo that would define […]

Faith During the Holidays – Stories and Encouragement
Faith During the Holidays – Stories and Encouragement

The holiday season is upon us, and while family gatherings and expectations can be stressful, many of us also get a lot of joy out of the faith traditions that fill the short days and long nights. Whether you’re going to be celebrating with friends, family, or by yourself, it’s a great time to think […]

Holiday Resources for Families, Youth and Professionals
Holiday Resources for Families, Youth and Professionals

The holidays are near and we have new resources for navigating gender no matter which holiday traditions you celebrate. Parents and families can find great ideas, young people will hear from their peers about gender and the holidays, and professionals can learn some valuable tips for working on gender with youth during the holidays. Check […]