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

Complimentary film screening: No Ordinary Man

To help you engage with the issues raised by our panel and the International Day of Pink, Canadian viewers can access a complimentary ticket to stream the acclaimed documentary No Ordinary Man (view trailer | read the National Post review).

Co-directed by Canadian filmmakers Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt, both of whom participated in the panel discussion, No Ordinary Man explores the life of jazz musician Billy Tipton, whose transgender identity was revealed only after his death.

The film is available for streaming until April 25, 2021 through the Inside Out Film Festival, which has been exhibiting films made by and about LGBTQ+ individuals for more than thirty years. 

To watch No Ordinary Man, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click here and add 1 ticket to your cart.
  2. Click 'Checkout.'
  3. Register for a new account or sign in to an existing one.
  4. Enter 'PINK' as the discount code.
  5. Click 'Complete purchase.'
  6. Refer to the email you receive from 'Inside Out Virtual Access' for the link to stream the film.

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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