2017 Gender Spectrum Events

Fall 2017 

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 starting on August 23. Upcoming Meetings: (all take place from 4-5pm PT / 7-8 ET)

  • Wednesday   August 23
  • Tuesday        August 29
  • Wednesday  September 6
  • Tuesday        September 12
  • Wednesday  September 20
  • Tuesday        September 26
National Support Group for Parents/Caregivers (Online/Call-in)
  • September 13 (Wednesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • October 18 (Wednesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • November 14 (Tuesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • December 7 (Thursday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
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)
  • August 30 (Wednesday) at 6:00 pm PT (9:00 pm ET)
  • September 26 (Tuesday) at 6:00 pm PT (9:00 pm ET)
  • October 19 (Thursday) at 6:00 pm PT (9:00 pm ET)
  • November 15 (Wednesday) at 6:00 pm PT (9:00 pm ET)
  • December 13 (Wednesday) at 6:00 pm PT (9:00 pm ET)
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 para unirse a este grupo o si le interesa saber más acerca de este grupo de apoyo en español.

Summer 2017

Gender Spectrum hosted our annual Gender Spectrum Professionals’ Symposium and Gender Spectrum Conference this summer. 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

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