Gender Spectrum Events

See our Groups Page for information on our online and in-person support and discussion groups.
Free Webinar: Dimensions of Gender for Parents, Families and Friends

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Is there someone in your life you would like to have a deeper appreciation for gender diversity? Or maybe you would like to learn more yourself? This might be the perfect fit! Gender Spectrum’s Pam Wool will host an online webinar on the Dimensions of gender geared towards parents, family and friends.

We would love to hear your questions ahead of time, so please send them to [email protected] and we will do our best to have Pam answer them. We hope you and/or your family and friends will join us!

You can join the webinar by Zoom online or by telephone. If you are joining zoom for the first time, we suggest joining a few minutes early, as you may need to download a plugin in order to access Zoom.

Gender Spectrum Conference and Professionals’ Symposium

The 12th annual Gender Spectrum Conference on July 7-8 was an amazing success!

Find more information on our Conference and Symposium page.


Gender Spectrum Discussion Groups

See information on our online and in-person support groups for teens, pre-teens, parents and adult family members, see our Groups Page.

Teen Online Discussion Group

“Gendered” is an online video discussion group brought to you by Gender Spectrum and The Happy Hippie Foundation for youth ages 13-19. Fill out this form to get more information on how to join the video hangout call and updates on the group.

National Support Group for Parents/Caregivers (Online/Call-in)

The National Support Group for Parents/Caregivers is an online/call-in support group which has a drop-in time each month. If you are interested in joining this group, please fill out a brief intake form hereBe sure to go all the way through the survey to the last page and hit “Done” or we will not receive your information.

Dads Group (Online/Call-in)

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The Dads Group is an online/call-in group with a drop-in time once a month. To join this group, a dad should join the Lounge (our online community) and request membership in the Dads Group. Information on the Dads Group online/call-in sessions are posted there.

Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Proveedores de Atención de Gender Spectrum

Criar a unx niñx que se sitúa al margen de las normas de género tradicionales puede ser difícil, por lo que es importante que usted encuentre apoyo en este camino. Usted no está solo(a); comparta sus pensamientos, sentimientos, preguntas y experiencias con otros adultos que están criando niñxs transgénero, no binarios y otrxs niñxs y adolescentes de género variante. Al relacionarnos unos con otros, aprendemos a transitar nuestro propio camino, apoyar a nuestros hijxs y trabajar para hacer que el mundo sea un lugar más seguro y más inclusivo para todos los niñxs. El grupo no tiene costo alguno para los participantes. Póngase en contacto con nosotros en [email protected] para unirse a este grupo o si le interesa saber más acerca de este grupo de apoyo en español.

Pre-Teen Group (Online)

This online group is for all youth ages 11-12. Youth from all across the country (and globally!) can come together in a safe space to share experiences, stories, and get support. You can learn more and sign up here.

As one parent said, “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.”

The Pre-Teen Group is facilitated by Gender Spectrum staff and will take place weekly online.

Check our Groups Page for dates.


Winter 2017

Bay Area Gender Institute

As you know, there is a sea change happening in our society’s understanding of gender. This training provided participants with the strategies needed to effectively incorporate broader perspectives of gender into their work. The training was held for corporate diversity and inclusion officers, health professionals, mental health providers, and others interested in learning more about gender in their work and personal life.

Learn more here.


Summer 2017

Gender Spectrum hosted our 11th annual Gender Spectrum Professionals’ Symposium and Gender Spectrum Conference. We had two amazing, successful events! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a wonderful weekend of learning and connecting.

Explore the 2017 Professionals’ Symposium or Conference programs to get a sense of these gatherings. You can also purchase audio recordings from the 2017 Conference and Professionals’ Symposium workshops through Hungry Mind Recordings.

If you missed the conference and would like to connect with fellow parents, teens, professionals, family members or others, check out The Lounge and our Online Groups. You can also stay tuned for future event updates by signing up for emails from Gender Spectrum.

These events would not be possible without the generous support of our event partners. Please show your support in every way you can to the individuals and organizations listed below. For more information about national and event sponsorship, please contact us at [email protected]

2017 Gender Spectrum Partners


Intercultural Center, St. Mary’s College of California




Welcoming Schools, A Project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation


Our Family Coalition



National Center for Lesbian Rights



Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D, Developmental and Clinical Psychologist

inMind Bay Area Psychotherapy, Assessment, Consultation and Training Service


Scott W. Mosser, MD, FAC