Gender Spectrum Online Groups

Gender Spectrum hosts online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members through the Gender Spectrum Lounge.

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: School (Ages 13-19)
Gender Spectrum Online Club (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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Gendered: School

Join the Gendered Lounge Group in the Gender Spectrum Lounge
Click here to find out more and receive information to join this group

“Gendered” is a discussion series brought to you by Gender Spectrum and The Happy Hippie Foundation for youth ages 13-19. For March & April, we will be discussing “Gendered: School”. Once a week for six weeks, we’ll focus on the intersection of gender and school, asking questions like: How do we experience our gender at school? What do we do when places are gendered like bathrooms and locker rooms? Does your school have policies about bathrooms? What positive community and support do you have at school? Is there a teacher or staff member at school that has had a positive influence on you? How do you navigate transitioning at school?

Spots are limited so be sure to sign up early.

Upcoming Meetings: Dates are TBD.

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Gender Spectrum Pre-Teen Group

Click here to find out more and receive information to join this group

We are really excited for our group for youth ages 11-12! This group is facilitated by Gender Spectrum staff.

Our previous groups were a blast! We had discussions about tv shows, books, clothes, experiences at school, and ways people express their gender. A couple of people introduced us to their pets on the video chat! If you’re looking for a way to talk with other people 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 just audio depending on your preference. It’s a really fun way to share and meet others. We look forward to hanging out with you!

Upcoming Meetings: (all take place from 4-5pm PT / 7-8 ET)

  • Tuesday May 23 
  • Wednesday May 31
  • Tuesday June 6
  • Wednesday June 14
  • Tuesday June 20
  • Wednesday June 28

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National Parent Support Group

Join the Parenting and Family Group in the Gender Spectrum Lounge
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 pwool@genderspectrum.org.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Tuesday, April 25 from 5-6pm PT/ 8-9pm ET
  • Monday, May 22 from 5-6pm PT/ 8-9pm ET

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Dads Group

Join the Dads Group in the Gender Spectrum Lounge

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 pwool@genderspectrum.org.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Wednesday, April 19 from 5:30-6:30pm PT/ 8:30-9:30pm ET
  • Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30-6:30pm PT/ 8:30-9:30pm ET

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Grandparents Group

Join the Grandparents Group in the Gender Spectrum Lounge

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)

Disfruta el Grupo de padres en Español en de Gender Spectrum Lounge

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 espanol@genderspectrum.org.

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Bay Area Parent Support Group

Join the Bay Area Parent Support Group in the Gender Spectrum Lounge
Click here to find out more and receive information to join this group

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 Meetings:

  • Monday, April 17 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday, May 15 from 6:30-8:30pm