Professional Testimonials

Full Symposium

Thrilled to be posed with questions and issues that I may not have previously considered or thought about.
-2016 Professional Symposium Attendee

One of the most informative and well organized education symposiums that I have attended in many a year.
-2016 Professional Symposium Attendee

Education Track 

As a middle school teacher in a culturally diverse district who is in the processing of beginning an LGBT and ally club, I found the workshops to be very informative and gave me insight to better understand this community. The resources available, the explanations given and the personal stories shared help me to grow as a person and continue to grow in my understanding  to better support this vulnerable group so that I can better assist  and support the youth in this community through their struggles and help them know it is okay, and they are beautiful just the way they are.
-Debra Calle, Middle School Teacher

As an educator, I wanted to learn more about how to address gender in my learning environment and how to help colleagues to navigate issues related to gender equality/equity.  This conference gave me new knowledge and perspective.  I learned that every situation is different and that by continuing my efforts to learn about ways to support my students and improve my practice, I am advocating for my students.
-2016 Professional Symposium Attendee​

Medical  Track

I gained so much knowledge in one day, which I am effectively using when working with the Transgender youth in the pediatric office I work in!
-2016 Professional Symposium Attendee

Besides being such a great educational experience, it was so nice to see everyone having fun! 
-Beverly A. Fischer, M.D., Plastic Surgeon and Speaker​

Mental Health Track

This Conference provides timely and vital information and support for not only professionals working with transgender youth and families, but the families and youth as well.  GCE not only changes many, but also, saves lives.

This conference was excellent. The presenters were strong and incredibly knowledgeable. I left feeling refreshed, inspired, and excited to bring all that I learned back to my practice working with youth, adults, and families.
-Kelli Knabe, Clinical Social Worker

Excellent opportunity to network with trans youth affirming and knowledgeable colleagues. Particularly appreciated the inclusion of complex cases and advanced clinical discussion in workshops

Legal Track

Without knowledge we are ignorant, after we gain knowledge we become accountable
- Annette Cottle, Parent Advocate

Intersectionality Track

The Clinical sessions were profoundly thought-provoking. I walked out with renewed and deepened sensitivity to issues related to intersectionality generally and gender specifically. I learned so much and the space was safe for asking questions. I cannot wait to attend next year.
-2016 Professional Symposium Attendee

Multidisciplinary & Research Track

You will leave this conference a changed person. I was not the same person who walked through the first doors.  Through meeting and listening to presenters and attendees helped me understand myself and the students under my care.  
-2016 Professional Symposium Attendee