When Dan Savage got all super-famous for his It Gets Better Project, telling gay kids life would improve, he was in demand at more events than he could attend. So I spoke in his place a few times. But it wasn’t the struggling gay youth who stood out. It was the determined, fearless transgender teenagers who were coming out in public schools. They are part of a movement that puts Seattle at the vanguard of transgender rights. And this weekend marks the 10th annual Gender Odyssey, the leading conference on transgender/genderqueer issues in the United States, right here in Seattle. This year’s lineup includes Chaz Bono. (Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Pl, www.genderodyssey.org, 8:30 am–4 pm, $95)