Update: Gender Spectrum Conference and Professionals’ Symposium 2020

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It is with sadness that we have decided that, in the face of the continued crisis that is affecting so many of us, Gender Spectrum must cancel our 2020 Family Conference. We know how much the Conference means for the families who attend seeking support, information, and community. We did not make this decision lightly and held out to the last possible planning minute in the hope that we would be able to serve families at a time when so many services are unavailable.

Please rest assured that, once the crisis has passed and we can again be together in person, we will be hosting a Conference in 2021.

For our colleagues who work with Transgender and Non-binary youth, please note that we are not cancelling our Professionals Symposium. It will be held online on the date originally scheduled – July 17, 2020. Please check our Online Symposium page here as we update it with more information regarding the Professionals Symposium. You can also submit your proposal for an online workshop for the Symposium here.

In the meantime, Gender Spectrum will be continuing our online groups and moving many of our programs online so that you can access them while you physically distance. For young people and their families, these include:

Online Pre-Teen Group 

Online Teen Group

Instagram Live: Gender Q&A

Online Group for Asian-Pacific Islander (API) Parents, Relatives and Caregivers Raising Gender Diverse Children and Teens

Online Grandparents Group

Online National Parents Group

Online Facilitator Support Group for anyone who runs a group that serves youth and/or families.

For professionals, our offerings will include Gender Inclusive Schools film discussions, weekly chats about gender and schools, and a series on using gender-inclusive children’s books in classrooms. Please see our post here for more information about how to register for those events.