Events

Upcoming Events

October 1st to October 2nd, 2022

2022 Gender Spectrum Family Conference

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The annual Family Conference is attended by parents, guardians, and families of trans, gender expansive and nonbinary youth. These participants have vastly different levels of knowledge and are at different stages in their journey toward supporting their kids.

Past Events

July 14th to July 15th, 2022

2022 Professionals' Symposium

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An online gathering of professionals from a range of disciplines committed to the affirming care and support of transgender youth and their families.

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July 7th, 2022

Understanding Gender for Family and Friends

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Join us for an introductory webinar on gender. This session is open to anyone looking to learn more about gender with a focus on supporting parents and caregivers with a gender expansive person in your life. Parents, extended family members, youth themselves, teachers, mental health providers and anyone else are welcome to join!

We will be covering topics included but not limited too: what is gender, what do terms such as transgender and non-binary even mean, how do I support someone in my life navigating gender, what about pronouns and gender dysphoria? We encourage you to bring your own questions as well!

This webinar will be presented by Gender Spectrum staff members, Jenna Redmond and Naomi Cruz. 

Sign-up today: https://www.tfaforms.com/4958284

May 14th, 2022

Facial Surgery (Gender Affirming Surgery Series)

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Dr. Facque will be giving two different presentations back to back both on the topic of facial gender affirming surgery. In the first portion, Dr. Facque will discuss development of the facial skeleton during puberty, as an attempt to help explain the reasons why some seek facial surgery to relieve gender dysphoria. He will then talk about surgical options that are available to feminize facial features and some of the special considerations  that are important for each procedure. In the second hour, Dr. Facque will then be discussing the surgical options that are available to help masculinize the face as well as relevant anatomy and details of those procedures. 

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May 7th, 2022

Vaginoplasty (Gender Affirming Surgery Series)

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This presentation will cover the surgical journey of a young patient as they navigate towards the goal of aligning their bodies with their identity in the form of vaginoplasty. It informs the patient and family/allies through various phases from online research, picking the right surgical team, preparing for the consultation as well as a description of the specific surgical approach that Dr. Ley performs. This is followed by a detailed description of the surgical procedure and an extensive dive into post operative care and long term expectations.  

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April 16th, 2022

Top Surgery (Gender Affirming Surgery Series)

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Dr. Mosser will be giving two different presentations back to back both on the topic of top surgery. In the first hour from 10-11am Dr. Mosser will talk about quite a few aspects of masculinizing top surgery which is often called transgender mastectomy surgery. He will talk about patient goals and priorities, anatomic variations, and the choices that patients need to make in order to pick a surgery that matches their goals and bodies as well as possible. He will also talk about challenges for patients and their families who are seeking top surgery, such as insurance approval process, and what aspects of the journey toward surgery are difficult for adolescents. 

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March 12th, 2021

Black Trans & Non-Binary Teen Online Discussion Group

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This group is intended as a way to meet other Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat. This group will be specifically facilitated by a Black, trans/non-binary person. 

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March 5th, 2021

Black Trans & Non-Binary Teen Online Discussion Group

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This group is intended as a way to meet other Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat. This group will be specifically facilitated by a Black, trans/non-binary person. 

Register Here!

February 26th, 2021

Black Trans & Non-Binary Teen Online Discussion Group

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This group is intended as a way to meet other Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat. This group will be specifically facilitated by a Black, trans/non-binary person. 

Register Here!

February 19th, 2021

Black Trans & Non-Binary Teen Online Discussion Group

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This group is intended as a way to meet other Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat. This group will be specifically facilitated by a Black, trans/non-binary person. 

Register Here!

February 12th, 2021

Black Trans & Non-Binary Teen Online Discussion Group

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This group is intended as a way to meet other Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat. This group will be specifically facilitated by a Black, trans/non-binary person. 

Register Here!

February 5th, 2021

Black Trans & Non-Binary Teen Online Discussion Group

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This group is intended as a way to meet other Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat. This group will be specifically facilitated by a Black, trans/non-binary person. 

Register Here!

December 8th, 2020

Webinar: Understanding Gender

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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 webinar for parents, families, and friends might be the perfect fit! Gender Spectrum’s Pam Wool will host an online webinar on “Understanding Gender.”

We would love to hear your questions ahead of time, so please include them in your registration form 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. Register here!

This webinar is a free service provided by Gender Spectrum. We offer it so that the information we share during the webinar will be as accessible as possible to everyone, without regard to cost. However, if you enjoy the webinar and can afford to give something to help us offset the expense of running it, we would welcome donations on a sliding scale from $5 to $100. With your help, we can continue to offer this webinar as a resource for everyone.

December 3rd, 2020

Facilitator Support Group

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Join our monthly facilitator support group open to anyone who runs groups for transgender, non-binary and gender expansive youth or their parents. We like to call it “our support group for people who run support groups!” 

This monthly call is an opportunity to connect with other group facilitators to share both successes in facilitating as well as thought partnership in areas you might feel stuck or challenged. We alternate between guest speakers and informal check-in and connection time. 

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November 5th, 2020

Facilitator Support Group

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Join our monthly facilitator support group open to anyone who runs groups for transgender, non-binary and gender expansive youth or their parents. We like to call it “our support group for people who run support groups!” 

This monthly call is an opportunity to connect with other group facilitators to share both successes in facilitating as well as thought partnership in areas you might feel stuck or challenged. We alternate between guest speakers and informal check-in and connection time. 

Register Here!

October 20th, 2020

Teen Group with SMYAL

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Trans and non-binary youth ages 13-19 are invited to a TGNC-only support space to find community and have open conversations about dysphoria, medical transition, navigating family and relationships, access to healthcare, and other topics that are not always openly discussed.

This group is led by trans and non-binary staff from SMYAL and Gender Spectrum

Join by Computer: Click https://zoom.us/j/5620223708
Join by Phone: Call +19292056099 and enter 5620223708#, when prompted.

October 16th, 2020

Black Trans & Non-Binary Teen Online Discussion Group

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This group is intended as a way to meet other Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat. This group will be specifically facilitated by a Black, trans/non-binary person. 

Register Here!

October 9th, 2020

Black Trans & Non-Binary Teen Online Discussion Group

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This group is intended as a way to meet other Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat. This group will be specifically facilitated by a Black, trans/non-binary person. 

Register Here!

October 7th, 2020

Teen Online Discussion Group

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Gender Spectrum's Online Teen Groups are a way to meet other trans, non-binary and gender expansive teens navigating their gender in a relaxed space!  Fill out this form to sign up for our teen group open to youth 13-19 years old.

You can join by video, audio or chat and are welcome to hop on for one of the groups or join us for all of the groups for the month - whatever you’re comfortable with. All of our groups are facilitated by trans, non-binary or gender expansive volunteers.

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October 7th, 2020

Pre-Teen Online Discussion Group

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Our Pre-Teen discussion group, open to trans, nonbinary and gender expansive youth ages 11-12. The group is intended from 11-12 year olds to have a supportive space to meet other kids in a low pressure environment. In the past we've talked about gender, friends, family, favorite tv shows and even sometimes meet other's pets! All groups are facilitated by trained volunteers or staff.

You can join by video, audio or chat and are welcome to hop on for one of the groups or join us for all of the groups for the month - whatever you’re comfortable with. All of our groups are facilitated by trans, non-binary or gender expansive volunteers.

Register Here

October 6th, 2020

Teen Group with SMYAL

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Trans and non-binary youth ages 13-19 are invited to a TGNC-only support space to find community and have open conversations about dysphoria, medical transition, navigating family and relationships, access to healthcare, and other topics that are not always openly discussed.

This group is led by trans and non-binary staff from SMYAL and Gender Spectrum

Join by Computer: Click https://zoom.us/j/5620223708
Join by Phone: Call +19292056099 and enter 5620223708#, when prompted.