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WorkPride Panel: Family Portrait - LGBTQ+ Parenting

Increasingly in more and more jurisdictions, LGBTQ+ couples are being given the right to become parents - be that via surrogate, adoption, or other means. At the same time, as more young people come out as LGBTQ+, being a parent - either LGBTQ+, or of an LGBTQ+ child - presents new challenges to parenting. Join our panel as we explore these!


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Speakers:

  • Devin Ibañez
    Devin Ibañez
    Professional Rugby Player and Public Speaker
    New England Free Jacks
    Devin Ibañez is the first openly gay Major League Rugby player and is dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy in sport. He hopes to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ+ athletes and make sport an inclusive space for them. Raised in Boston, MA, Devin played for Major League Rugby team, the New England Free Jacks, in their 2019 exhibition season. He won a gold medal while representing Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. He also won the 2018 D1 National Championship with his club team, Mystic River Rugby Club. When not playing, Devin has coached rugby at Westlake Boys High School in New Zealand, his alma mater Brookline High School and most recently with the Northeast Academy. He holds a degree in sport management and education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Devin was announced Global Ambassador for International Gay Rugby (IGR) in May 2021. He is now looking towards a career in Public Speaking and Community Engagement.
  • Gina Mullane
    Gina Mullane
    CMO and Sr. Vice President Customer Experience
    Charles River
  • Conecia Creese
    Conecia Creese
    Admin assistant
    GSK
  • Sam Kenyon
    Sam Kenyon
    Writer, Composer & Teacher
    Freelance
    I am a writer, composer and teacher based in London. I studied English at Cambridge before training in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. I wrote'Miss Littlewood', a musical based on the life of maverick theatre practitioner, Joan Littlewood, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2018. My debut novel, 'I am not Raymond Wallace', will be published in September 2022, and is currently available to preorder. I teach singing privately, and am a repertoire coach and teacher of the LRAM (teaching diploma) at the Royal Academy of Music. www.samkenyon.com
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