Proud Parenting Perspectives

LGBTQ+ FAMILY STORIES

 

 

Join us for a free webinar with LIVE Q&A

June 24, 7:00pm EST

Pride month is a time for community and connection. This year we've gathered top experts in the LGBTQ+ family-building space for a tell-all webinar. 

Join us to learn:

  • How top family building experts built their own LGBTQ+ families
  • Advice for present & future parents 
  • Highs and lows of LGBTQ+ family building
  • Strategies to help allies and neighbors  champion all families
  • And so much more...

Register to save your spot now, or keep scrolling to meet our speakers!

You Don't Want to Miss This...

Join us for a free webinar with LIVE Q&A

June 24, 7:00pm EST

Pride month is a time for community and connection. This year we've gathered top experts in the LGBTQ+ family-building space for a tell-all webinar. 

Join us to learn:

  • How top family building experts built their own LGBTQ+ families
  • Advice for present & future parents 
  • Highs and lows of LGBTQ+ family building
  • Strategies to help allies and neighbors  champion all families
  • And so much more...

Register to save your spot now, or keep scrolling to meet our speakers!

PRESENTED BY GAY PARENTS TO BE at RMA of CONNECTICUT

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Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton

If These Ovaries Could Talk

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Dr. Mark Leondires

RMA of Connecticut Gay Parents To Be

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Greg Zola

Gays With Kids

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

JAIMIE AND ROBIN met up each year at the Pride Family Picnic with their wives and kids in tow. That’s when then-pregnant Jaimie pitched Robin the idea to make a podcast about LGBTQ families. One baby and countless beautiful stories later, the popular and award-winning podcast If These Ovaries Could Talk was born. While shining a spotlight on all the different ways nontraditional families get made, Jaimie and Robin share their personal fertility journeys and their parenting adventures. Robin and Jaime are also the co-authors of the book If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We've Learned about Making an LGBTQ Family. If ever there were two people you’d want to hang out with, it’s Jaimie and Robin. You just can’t help but love them.

JAIMIE KELTON & ROBIN HOPKINS | If These Ovaries Could Talk

If These Ovaries Could Talk

JAIMIE AND ROBIN met up each year at the Pride Family Picnic with their wives and kids in tow. That’s when then-pregnant Jaimie pitched Robin the idea to make a podcast about LGBTQ families. One baby and countless beautiful stories later, the popular and award-winning podcast If These Ovaries Could Talk was born. While shining a spotlight on all the different ways nontraditional families get made, Jaimie and Robin share their personal fertility journeys and their parenting adventures. Robin and Jaime are also the co-authors of the book If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We've Learned about Making an LGBTQ Family. If ever there were two people you’d want to hang out with, it’s Jaimie and Robin. You just can’t help but love them.

JAIMIE KELTON & ROBIN HOPKINS | If These Ovaries Could Talk

DR. MARK LEONDIRES is the medical director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut. He founded Gay Parents To Be as a personal and professional journey, after he learned firsthand how challenging it can be for LGBTQ+ parents to grow their families. He married his husband in 2011, and is now a father to two sons through IVF and surrogacy. He feels strongly that if one desires to have a family the hurdles are surmountable and the joys, boundless.

 

DR. MARK LEONDIRES | RMA of Connecticut, Gay Parents To Be

Mark Leondires, MD

DR. MARK LEONDIRES is the medical director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut. He founded Gay Parents To Be as a personal and professional journey, after he learned firsthand how challenging it can be for LGBTQ+ parents to grow their families. He married his husband in 2011, and is now a father to two sons through IVF and surrogacy. He feels strongly that if one desires to have a family the hurdles are surmountable and the joys, boundless.

 

DR. MARK LEONDIRES | RMA of Connecticut, Gay Parents To Be

TRYSTAN REESE is an established thought leader, educator, and speaker, focusing on issues of racial and gender justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The founder of Collaborate Consulting, Trystan provides customized training solutions for individuals, organizations, and communities interested in social justice. He has trained hundreds of medical providers on LGBTQ inclusion, delivered keynotes at dozens of conferences and events, and is releasing his first book, How We Do Family, in the summer of 2021.

He is married to his partner Biff and they live in Portland, Oregon with their three kids: Lucas, Hailey, and Leo. They are very happy. 

TRYSTAN REESE | Trans Fertility Co., Collaborate Consulting

Trystan Reese

TRYSTAN REESE is an established thought leader, educator, and speaker, focusing on issues of racial and gender justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The founder of Collaborate Consulting, Trystan provides customized training solutions for individuals, organizations, and communities interested in social justice. He has trained hundreds of medical providers on LGBTQ inclusion, delivered keynotes at dozens of conferences and events, and is releasing his first book, How We Do Family, in the summer of 2021.

He is married to his partner Biff and they live in Portland, Oregon with their three kids: Lucas, Hailey, and Leo. They are very happy. 

TRYSTAN REESE | Trans Fertility Co., Collaborate Consulting

GREG ZOLA's early career in finance at Morgan Bank in New York City led to his real passion - advertising and marketing. His McCann Erickson (now just “McCann”) ad agency work included banking and beverage companies that rolled into marketing roles at Reebok. Southern California and a San Diego web analytics startup, WebSideStory, drew Greg into the world of big data. Through successful IPO and subsequent acquisitions, WebSideStory became part of what is now Adobe Analytics, used by many Fortune 500 companies.

Following several roles at Sony Electronics, he founded a digital marketing agency in 2009 serving US medical devices and medical practices. Greg is a renewable energy enthusiast, cosmos and climate science junkie, Elon Musk fan, travel bug and a thankful dad to his two boys conceived via surrogacy and egg donation.

Greg Zola | Gays With Kids

Greg Zola

GREG ZOLA's early career in finance at Morgan Bank in New York City led to his real passion - advertising and marketing. His McCann Erickson (now just “McCann”) ad agency work included banking and beverage companies that rolled into marketing roles at Reebok. Southern California and a San Diego web analytics startup, WebSideStory, drew Greg into the world of big data. Through successful IPO and subsequent acquisitions, WebSideStory became part of what is now Adobe Analytics, used by many Fortune 500 companies.

Following several roles at Sony Electronics, he founded a digital marketing agency in 2009 serving US medical devices and medical practices. Greg is a renewable energy enthusiast, cosmos and climate science junkie, Elon Musk fan, travel bug and a thankful dad to his two boys conceived via surrogacy and egg donation.

Greg Zola | Gays With Kids

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We're ready to help you find inspiration, answers, and advice - wherever you are on your path to parenthood. 

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