Gender Spectrum Sponsors

The support from these sponsors is essential in making our conference possible and leads directly to the success of the event. Please show your support in every way you can to the individuals and organizations listed below.

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Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools offers tools, lessons, and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools. It offers an LGBT inclusive approach that is also inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities. Administrators, educators and parents/guardians can find materials here necessary to create learning environments in which all students are welcomed and respected.



Contra Costa LGBTQ Youth Advocacy Collaborative

Contra Costa LGBTQ Youth Advocacy Collaborative:  Helping families & communities accept & support our LGBTQ children.  Moved by the high levels of risk and by groundbreaking research on the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health of LGBT youth conducted by the Family Acceptance Project at SF State University, the Rainbow Community Center and the Contra Costa County Division of Mental Health launched the Contra Costa LGBTQ Youth Advocacy Collaborative to increase support and decrease risk for LGBTQ youth.  Our primary goal is to improve the health of LGBTQ youth by reducing  rejecting behaviors and increasing accepting behaviors in Contra Costa social and service networks.


Over the past 33 years the National Center for Lesbian Rights has been at the forefront of nearly every legal gain won for transgender people and families.

NCLR salutes the Gender Spectrum Family Conference and the families who attend for their courage, perseverance, and love. You are helping to make the world a safe and welcoming place for generations to come.

Transgender Law Center

The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.


Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a Developmental & Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, California (

Our Family Coalition

Our Family Coalition promotes the equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer families with children.  We foster community leadership in advocacy efforts that promote social justice, and offer education and social networking support. Today Our Family Coalition provides a variety of vehicles for LGBTQ families with children to engage effectively in public education and advocacy efforts that challenge the bias and discrimination that affects them. We aim to reach a diverse grassroots base of LGBT families where they are and engage them in challenging the many societal barriers they face.


ACLU of Northern California

The ACLU of Northern California works to preserve and guarantee the protections of the Constitution's Bill of Rights. We aim to extend these freedoms t o segments of our population who have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.

Aurora School

Aurora is a Progressive School. The Progressive School Movement has a long history in the United States dating back to the middle of the 19th century and is anchored to a belief that the goal of education is to prepare citizens for active participation in a democratic society. Students in our classrooms are respected as thinkers with emerging ideas about the world and the boundaries between school and society are limitless.

Drexel University Online

Drexel's accredited online degree programs are designed for professionals who want to complete or advance their education at an online college. Check out Drexel's online college degrees including online MBA, nursing programs, and a certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health.

GSA Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to: create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia, transphobia and other oppressions, educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.

Park Day School

PFLAG Oakland/East Bay

Spectrum LGBT Center

Spectrum engages, empowers, and advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in the North Bay.

Herb Schreier, M.D.

Dr. Schreier is a Child Psychiatrist at Oakland Children's Hospital who sees a number of gender nonconforming children in his practice. For more information, please contact him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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