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Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum: May 11 - 12 Hong Kong

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Draft Agenda: Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum 2017 Updated: May 19

Hosted By: Planet Ally and International Family Equality Day

Thursday 11th May 2017

Friday 12th May 2017

Location: Bloomberg, 25/F, Cheung Kong Centre, 2 Queen's Rd. Central, Hong Kong

Forum Overview:

The Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum will hold several events over 2 days to raise awareness of the existence of rainbow families in the Asia-Pacific region and highlight the importance of family support. Personal experiences from Australia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines and Thailand will be shared in support of research findings advocating for the urgent need for recognition, protection, and equal treatment of rainbow families and LGBTI people.

Thursday 11th May 2017

Registration, Networking and Light Refreshments TBA

Welcome Remarks and Opening of Asia-Pacific Rainbow Family Forum

*TBA Ms Michaela Browning, Australian Consul-General, Hong Kong

Screening of Gayby Baby Documentary: Hong Kong Premiere

Gayby Baby is an Australian documentary about the experiences of kids with same-sex parents. Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is intimate and sometimes humorous account of four children and their families.

Drag Reading Performance

Wizard of Oz: The Queens

Panel Discussion - Gayby Babies in Asia

Speakers:

Stephen Page, Partner, Harrington Family Lawyers, Chair, Surrogacy Australia Legal Committee

Jacqui Tomlins, Rainbow Family and Australian Marriage Equality Campaigner

TBA HKGALA

TBA Michael Vidler

*TBA Rainbow Parent

Moderator:

Bess Hepworth, Founder, Planet Ally, Advisor, Being LGBTI and Asia-Pacific Transgender Network

Closing Remarks

Speaker:

Maria von Känel, IFED President

Friday 12th May 2017

8.00-8.30am

Registration, Networking and Light Breakfast

8.30 - 8.45am

Welcome Remarks and Rainbow Families Video

Speakers:

Bess Hepworth, Founder, Planet Ally, Advisor, Being LGBTI and Asia-Pacific Transgender Network

Hayden Majajas, APAC Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Bloomberg L.P.

Maria von Känel, IFED President

8.45 - 9.30am

Assisted Reproductive Technology in Asia-Pacific

Speakers:

Stephen Page, Partner, Harrington Family Lawyers, Chair, Surrogacy Australia Legal Committee

Jacqui Tomlins, Rainbow Family and Australian Marriage Equality Campaigner

Dr Cecilia, Chan Hoi Yan, Assistant Professor, Dept of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Video Link:

Richard Westoby, Founder Surrogacy with Confidence, Author of Our Journey, One Couple’s Guide to US Surrogacy

TBA: San Diego Fertility Centre

Moderator TBA:

Marty Forth: Rainbow Families of Hong Kong, Coordinator

TBA Bloomberg Presenter

9.30 - 9.45am

Keynote Speaker: Rainbow Families and Human Rights

Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

9.45 - 10.30 am

A Legislative Overview for Rainbow Families in Asia

Speakers:

Stephen Page, Partner, Harrington Family Lawyers, Chair, Surrogacy Australia Legal Committee

Ging Cristobal, Project Coordinator for Asia, OutRight International

TBA Maria von Känel, IFED President

Moderator:

Marty Forth: Rainbow Families of Hong Kong, Coordinator

10.30 - 10.45am

Coffee and Networking Break

10.45 - 10.55am

Rainbow Families Country Profile: Japan

Speaker:

Kumiko, Nijiiro-Kazoku (Rainbow Families Japan)

10.55 - 11.05am

Rainbow Families Country Profile: Thailand

Speaker:

Matcha Phorn-in, Director, Sangsan Anakot Yawachon Development Project

11.05 - 11.15

Rainbow Families Country Profile: Philippines

Speaker:

Ging Cristobal, Project Coordinator for Asia, OutRight International

11.15 - 12.00

Travel and Accommodation for Rainbow Families

Speakers:

HKGALA TBA

TBA Airbnb

TBA Marriott

Marty Forth, Coordinator, Rainbow Families of Hong Kong

Moderator:

TBA

12.00 - 12.30

Rainbow Families Country Profile: HK and China

HKGALA TBA

Sachi Qin, Director Director of TaTa-Les Support, China

12.30-1.15

Lunch and Networking

1.15 - 2.00pm

The Kids Are More Than Alright

Speakers:

Tan Loke Khoon, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Kerri Peirse, General Manager, Cathay Pacific IT and Operations *

Jacqui Tomlins, Rainbow Family Campaigner, (Australia)

TBA Kumiko, Nijiiro-Kazoku (Rainbow Families Japan)

TBA Matcha Phorn-in, Director, Sangsan Anakot Yawachon Development Project

TBA Trans - "Rainbow*Love*Babies"(彩虹爱宝贝)

Moderator:

Bess Hepworth, Founder, Planet Ally, Being LGBTI and Asia-Pacific Transgender Network Advisor

2.00 - 2.45pm

Rainbow Families in the Eyes of Faith, Society and the Media

Pearl Wong, Executive Secretary, Queer Theology Academy

Sophia Shek, Independent Producer at IXII Productions, HK Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Curator

TBA Netflix

TBA Google/YouTube

TBA Annabelle Baker, ‎Director at LUSH Asia Limited

TBA Procter and Gamble, India

Moderator:

TBA Marion McDonald, Chief Strategy Officer, Asia Pacific Region, Ogilvy Public Relations

Bloomberg Presenter

2.45 - 3.00pm

Closing Remarks and Rainbow Families Video

Maria von Känel, IFED President

TBA Hayden Majajas, APAC Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Bloomberg L.P.

3.00 - 3.15pm

Networking Break

3.15 - 4.00pm

Delegate Workshop: Closed Forum: Asian Rainbow Family Delegates

Mental Health and Well-being of Families with Same-sex/Diverse Parents

4.00 - 4.45pm

Delegate Workshop

TBD

Plenary Reporting

Evening Time TBA

Registration, Networking and Light Refreshments

Screening of Inside the Chinese Closet

Panel Discussion

Speakers:

Lilian Wu, Producer, Inside the Chinese Closet

Mrs Mei, PFLAG China

TBA Trans - "Rainbow*Love*Babies"(彩虹爱宝贝)

Sachi Qin, Director Director of TaTa-Les Support, China

Moderator:

TBA Brian Leung, Big Love Alliance

PFLAG China - PFLAG Hong Kong Launch Announcement:

Closing Remarks:

TBA, Jack Guest, HSBC

TBA Paul Choi, Goldman Sachs


Event Partners:

IDAHOT

UNDP Being LGBTI in Asia

International Family Equality Day

Community Business

Surrogacy With Confidence

Details Following Shortly.


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