For more on groups and upcoming events, check our Events Page.

Gender Spectrum hosts online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members. These groups provide participants the opportunity to connect with others, share their experience, and feel the comfort of a supportive community. All groups are hosted online, unless noted otherwise. Please view the information to learn more and sign up for these groups.

Children and Teens
Gendered: Teen Group (Ages 13-19)
Gender Spectrum Pre-Teen Group (Ages 11 and 12)

Parents and Family
National Parent Support Group
Dads Group
Grandparents Group
Grupo de padres en Español (Spanish Language Parent Support Group)
Bay Area Parent Support Group

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Teens 13-19 Discussion Group

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Our teen discussion group series is brought to you by Gender Spectrum and The Happy Hippie Foundation for youth ages 13-19.  Are you looking to meet other youth navigating gender and have a space to hangout? Once a week for four weeks, we focus on the intersection of gender and specific topics like: the holidays, school, family, friendship and much more. This group is a great way to meet other young people, share experiences, ask questions and just hangout together.  You can join with video, audio, or even just call in! To sign up for a group and to receive more information click the link above.

Upcoming Groups

Navigating Gender With Your Family

For the month of March we’ll be focusing on the topic of gender and family. How do you talk to your parents/caregivers about your gender or other important people in your life? Are some conversations easier than others? Maybe you’ve talked to your family a lot about your gender, just a little or not at all. Either way this group is for you! We’ll be talking about the many topics related to gender and family and other things as well. We hope you will come hangout with us!

  • March 10 (Saturday)  10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET)
  • March 17 (Saturday)  10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET)
  • March 24 (Saturday) 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET)
  • March 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET)

 

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Pre-Teen Group 11-12 Discussion Group

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This group is facilitated by Gender Spectrum staff and is open to all youth ages 11-12. Youth from all across the country (and globally!) can come together in a safe space to share experiences around gender.

“This is a great way to give a child community while still in the low-pressure environment of their own home, and they can choose to be as verbal or as quiet as they feel comfortable with. We can’t wait for the next series.” (Parent of youth participant)

Our previous groups were a blast! We had discussions about tv shows, ways people express their gender, experiences at school, and more. A couple of people introduced us to their pets on the video chat! If you’re looking for a way to talk with other kids your age about your life and things you like– this is the group for you.

This group will take place online and you can join through video or audio only, based on your preference. It’s a really fun way to share and meet others. We look forward to hanging out with you!

Upcoming Groups

  • March 5   (Monday)  4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)
  • March 12 (Monday)  4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)
  • March 19 (Monday) 4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)
  • March 26 (Monday) 4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)
  • April 9    (Monday)  4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)
  • April 16  (Monday) 4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)
  • April 23  (Monday) 4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)
  • April 30  (Monday 4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)

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National Parent Support Group
Click here to find out more and receive information to join this group

The National Parent Support Group is a live online/call-in peer group where parents can support each other and find helpful information on their journey of raising Transgender, Non-binary or otherwise Gender-expansive children and teens. It is facilitated by Gender Spectrum. You can join occasionally, or regularly, as you desire. There are options for you to participate either by phone or by video online.

Between the monthly support group meetings, parents can continue the conversation on the Parents and Primary Caregivers Group on the Lounge, Gender Spectrum’s online community. If you are a parent joining the Lounge, you will automatically become a member of this Lounge group. If you have any questions or need help joining the group, you can email Pam Wool at [email protected].

Upcoming 2018 Meetings:

  • January 10 (Wednesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • February 13 (Tuesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • March 12 (Monday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • April 19 (Thursday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • May 16 (Wednesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)

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Dads Group

Join the Dads Group in the Gender Spectrum Lounge (click on “Register Now”)

If you are a father to a transgender, non-binary, or otherwise gender-expansive child, this group is for you. The Dads Group is a group where dads can share questions and experiences in writing, and will also have online/call-in sessions every month. It is facilitated by Gender Spectrum Board Member Enrique Perez Grovas.

Join the Lounge and then request membership in the Dads Group once you are a member of the Lounge. Instructions on how to join the online/call-in sessions will be posted in the Dads Group on the Lounge. If you have any questions or need help joining the group, you can email Pam Wool at [email protected].

Upcoming 2018 Meetings:

  • January 17 (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm PT (9:30 pm ET)
  • February 15 (Thursday) at 6:30 pm PT (9:30 pm ET)
  • March 15 (Thursday) at 6:30 pm PT (9:30 pm ET)

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Grandparents Group

The Grandparents Group is a place where grandparents of transgender, non-binary or otherwise gender-expansive children and teens can share experiences, ask questions, and find new resources.

Check back for our next discussion group times. Join the Grandparents Group on the Lounge for the latest updates!

 

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Grupo de padres en Español (Spanish Language Parent Support Group)

Este grupo en el “Lounge”, de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas.

Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia telefónica en español una vez al mes. Las instrucciones de cómo unirse a las llamadas podrán encontrarlas en el Grupo Lounge para padres en español.

Si desea unirse al grupo de apoyo mediante llamada mensual, o si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor contáctenos a [email protected]

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Bay Area Parent Support Group
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This in-person peer support group is a place where parents can support each other and find helpful information on their journey of raising transgender, non-binary or other gender-expansive children and teens. The group meets one evening a month in Emeryville, CA. There is also a corresponding group on the Lounge for the Bay Area Parent Support Group to continue the conversation between in-person meetings.

Upcoming 2018 Meetings

Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30
January 8
February 12
March 19