GEN strives to center, elevate, and pay transgender, nonbinary, intersex, and Two Spirit people in providing education to professionals and allies about our lives and how to best care for our people.
To create a network of online educational presentations by transgender, nonbinary, intersex and Two Spirit people that are diverse in intersecting identities of the presenters as well as in the content of the educational offerings.
The majority of courses focusing on the lives of transgender people are presented by well meaning presenters who are not a part of our community. At GEN, we offer courses that center and amplify the inherent expertise in the lived experiences of our community. We also provide an online network of presentations and courses by transgender, nonbinary, intersex, and gender expansive people. This is your opportunity to learn from the Both-Ands, instructors who are BOTH experts in gender AND belong to the gender diverse community.
Meet Our Founders
Nine Lam is the Chief Financial Officer of Gender Education Network and plays a major role in business development, multimedia solutions, and financial strategy. Under his leadership, GEN is able to offer an all-in-one platform for TNBI2S+ communities to achieve financial sustainability while sharing first-hand experience and promoting educational awareness.
Nine is a well-known producer, creative director, and entrepreneur. He’s the CEO of Koncept Kit and Co-Founder of Kinship Care Education. Over the past 10 years, Nine has been working in the marketing and advertising industry with focus in mass media, creative art, graphic design, web design/development, business development, and global investment.
In 2013, he was awarded the Gold Remi Award by Worldfest for Tiempo Suelto. Nine has also been featured in several publications, including The Economist (2011), The Daily Cougar (2009-12), UH Cullen College of Engineering Parameters (2011-12), Associated Press (2017), and Stacey’s Not A Girl (2017)
Dee Dee Watters
Dee Dee Watters is the Chief Marketing Offier of Gender Education Network.
Dee Dee Watters is a Black Transgender entrepreneur, community and spiritual leader, teacher, life coach, keynote speaker, director, and performer. A passionate public speaker, who aims to educate and entertain the public in her speeches and performances. Dee Dee is the CEO of Take My Calls Virtual Assistant & Answering Services. She has also partnered with 2 amazing trans masculine guys and together starting GEN the Gender Education Network and with her business partner Nine, she is COO of Koncept Kit Kreative Marketing firm and they also built KinshipCare Education to better educate the TGLBQIA+ community on health, dental and life insurance and creating careers in community. She is Madam Chair for the board of Black Trans Women Inc. (BTWI) she also served on the Houston Mayor’s LGBT advisory board and a host of other boards that are in line with her vision of building community, trans inclusion and equal rights for ALL!
Featured on TLC, HBO Vice, Travel Channel, AJ Media, Nightline and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Dee Dee has been in various magazines like the Huffington Post, the Ambassador, OutSmart and many others including magazines and even newspapers overseas! She’s received numerous awards and has made history within the black trans community, through leadership and dedication. In honor of Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, Pride Houston 2019 honored 4 trans women of color for the work they’ve done in the community, and Dee Dee was one of these four. She was awarded the Advocacy Achievement Award and deemed woman of the year 2019 by one of the largest HIV/Aids organizations in America Aids Healthcare Foundation. Dee Dee has spoken at large rallies, protests, visuals, and marches; like the Planned Parenthood Power of Pink rally where she received a shoutout from Cecile Richards’, or when she reminded the Black women in Houston about BETTER! prior to them marching in 2019 during the March for Black Women in Houston event.
Dr. Colt St. Amand is the Chief Education Officer of Gender Education Network.
Dr. Colt St. Amand is a clinical psychologist physician with expertise in clinical work, research, and training in the health of transgender people of all ages. He is currently completing his residency in Family Medicine. He is a World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Certified Provider and Global Education Initiative (GEI) Mentor whose research has focused on understanding the mental health effects of hormone therapy and the experiences of parents of young transgender people. He is a member of the hormone therapy chapter of the 8th version of the WPATH Standards of Care.
He has published several book chapters, empirical research articles, and national reports including the National Association for School Psychologists’ (NASP) and APA’s joint Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools, the NASP Position Statement on Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students, and the APA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s report on Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth. Dr. St. Amand is a white transgenderqueer Two Spirit queer man who has thrived because of his experience of acceptance and unconditional love from his parents and long-time family and friends.