International Day of Pink: Insights from LGBTQ+ Individuals & Allies

16 April 2021

In recognition of the International Day of Pink on April 14, 2021, Gowling WLG and its OpenHouse network hosted a panel discussion on LGBTQ+ issues featuring prominent members and allies of the Canadian and international LGBTQ+ communities.

During this 90-minute session, panelists apply their unique perspectives to examine the challenges faced – and progress made – by LGBTQ+ individuals, both in the workplace and broader society. Candid, forward-looking insights are shared by:

  • Usman M. Sheikh (moderator) – Partner and Leader, Blockchain & Smart Contracts Group, Gowling WLG, Canada
  • Aisling Chin-Yee Chase Joynt – Co-directors, No Ordinary Man
  • ​Katie Daniels – Managing Director, Head of Compliance, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Al Ramsay – Associate Vice President, Customer Strategy and Sales Development, Wealth and Business Banking, TD
  • Peter Lukasiewicz – CEO, Gowling WLG, Canada
  • Warren Cass – Associate and Chair, OpenHouse Canada, Gowling WLG, Canada
  • David Pearson – Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Gowling WLG, United Kingdom
  • Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich – Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Gowling WLG, Canada

No Ordinary Man

Special thanks to the Inside Out Film Festival for providing our guests with complimentary access to the acclaimed documentary No Ordinary Man, which examines the extraordinary life of jazz musician and transgender icon Billy Tipton. The film remains available for streaming and download through levelFilm.

CPD accreditation

LSO: This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism content


Law Society of British Columbia: This program is eligible for up to 1 hour and 30 minutes of Professional Responsibility, Ethics and Practice Management credits


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