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WorkPride Panel: Shining a Light on LGBTQ+ Health and Wellbeing


This international panel explores the impact of confinement, isolation, and social distancing on the mental health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community. It offers a range of perspectives from the latest academic research in the field of psychology to front-line counselling. 


The panel discussion will cover and promote understanding of the latest research on identity as well as LGBTQ+ mental health, wellbeing and support. It will also provide an overview of socio-demographic inequality and its wide-ranging impact on a range of sexual orientations and gender identities. The panel will finish off by laying out a number of support options LGBTQ+ peers can rely on when affected by this inequality.  


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Speakers:

  • Tate Smith
    Tate Smith
    Legal PA
    Memery Crystal
    Tate is an openly transgender man passionate about improving trans male visibility, educating others and debunking common myths surrounding trans people. Recently featured in Attitude Magazine's 101 LGBTQ+ Trailblazers and LinkedIn's Top Voices, Tate has spoken at a number of organisations via lunch and learns and panels, including Clifford Chance, White & Case, Barclays, Ziff Davis, Unilever, Vestiaire Collective, Deutsche Bank, PinkNews, myGwork and The Telegraph. His educational sessions cover topics such as the difference between gender and sexuality, the effects of testosterone, intersectionality, family and workplace acceptance, toxic masculinity and male privilege. This work across various sectors has led to Tate being nominated for the PinkNews Community Role Model award. Outside of his activism and campagining, Tate works as a Legal PA at Memery Crystal, a law firm in London and volunteers his time with Gendered Intelligence's trans youth groups. https://www.tatespeaks.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tate-smith-6331b2152/
  • 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.
  • Graham McKeown
    Graham McKeown
    AVP- Asset Servicing Oversight Manager / UK Pride Chair
    State Street
    Experienced Asset Servicing individual overseeing governance, risk, compliance, control and KPI's of the processing deliverables. Managing Onshore Oversight Team and Overseeing the daily operation of the offshore FA CA Team. Escalation point of client queries / issues, owning and seeing through to resolution whilst implementing action to prevent reoccurrence to enhance the client experience. Interpersonal individual with the capability to navigate through-out the firm and facilitate conference calls with stakeholders. Engage with Onsite and Global Ops Teams to implement client requirements and process / control enhancements. In addition, the "day job" I operate as Chair State Street's Pride Network. I have been involved in pride networks for the past 13 years. One of my goals since becoming s chair of the Pride Network in 2021 to be as inclusive to all taking account of all elements under the pride banner and its allies. We have completed many initiatives by collaborated with other internal network employee groups which demonstrates the "power of networks". State Street is also a member of the Interbank LGBTQ Forum of which we have joined forces with other members firms in hosting joint events.
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    James Winstanley (certRBCB)
    James Winstanley (certRBCB)
    Manager, Inclusion and Diversity
    Lloyds Banking Group
  • Sunni Patel
    Sunni Patel
    Health Director and Founder
    Dish Dash Deets
    Dr Sunni Patel is founder of Dish Dash Deets; a specialist holistic health and gut health company. he holds over 15 years experience in senior corporate and global roles with experience in strategy, leadership and employee wellness programs also supporting EDI initiatives. He is a clinician scientist holding a PhD on risk factors for diabetes and heart disease and currently a certified PT and culinary medicine coach with a specialist interest in gut health. He discovered the power of plant based foods and lifestyle changes with his personal experience of living with IBD and IBS. He uses this knowledge and experience to coach clients and celebrities and supports companies with recipe development, catering and hosting large employee wellness events globally. He has been featured on the BBC, ITV and has regular health segments on BBC radio shows as well as leading press outlets including The Guardian, Daily Express and The Independent.
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