Aidan Key, E.D.
Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender variations in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support, building community, increasing societal awareness, and improving the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions. We fulfill our mission by offering support for families of trans youth, training schools and other youth-focused agencies, and hosting a national conference, called Gender Odyssey, for families, trans people, providers, and the community at-large.
Consultations for parents and providers available by appointment.
Parent Support groups available online (in person groups for the Seattle, WA area)
Annual conference held each summer in August
I don’t have time to do Aidan & the Gender Diversity support groups justice, but I do want to mention that there are a couple in-person monthly Gender Diversity support groups in Bellingham, WA, besides the ones in the Seattle area. If you have a kid (adult or youth) & you are looking for support, request an intake call from Gender Diversity. While it is run by donations, and they ask you to donate if you can, it is NOT required and they NEVER want money to be a barrier to you accessing the support. They mean it...don’t forgo the support because of money. But those of us who have been helped by them, donate to them as we can, because we understand how valuable this support was/is to our family, and will be to other families.
OMG... I believe my kid is alive today because I found this guy and his support groups. About a month after my kid 'came out', I learned about Aidan. I had a 90-minute telephone consultation with him that just seemed to set the earth back on its axis. I had no idea what was going on or how I was going to deal with what my kid was telling me. After talking to Aidan and his intake person, I knew it was all going to be okay. Maybe it wouldn't all be easy, but it would be okay. I would be okay. My kid was going to be okay. And I wasn't the only parent trying to figure this out. I've also had the chance to attend a couple of his trainings at schools. He really knows how to put the most skeptical and nervous people in the room at ease. It's pretty impressive.