Taina Tervonen is a freelance journalist and author of
“Fils de…”, a book and an exhibition on adult children of LGBT parents.
Guillaume Bonnet is All Out’s European campaigner based in Paris. http://allout.org
Follow him on Twitter : @bonnetguillaume
Robert Wintemute is a Professor of Human Rights Law atKing’s College, University of London since 1991 after practising as an Associate in theBankruptcy Department at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley &McCloy LLP in New York, 1982-87. Professor Wintemute was educated at The Universityof Alberta.
In 1982 he gained his LL.B and BCL from McGillUniversity where he was awarded the Aime Geoffrion Gold Medal for highlydistinguished standing. Professor Wintemute was awarded his D.Phil fromthe University of Oxford in 1993. He hasbeen instrumental in advising and representing LGBT parents in the ECHR. He is a recognised as an authority worldwidein the area of LGBT Family Law and anti-discrimination.
Angelo Berbotto was born in Uruguay. He is a solicitor admitted to practice in England and Wales and he works in Child Protection representing Social Services in cases where children need to be removed from the care of their families because of risk of significant harm. He holds an LLB(Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney, qualifying as a solicitor in Australia in 2005. He later obtained an LLM in Children’s Law at La Sapienza University in Rome thanks to a scholarship granted from the Italian government. Angelo’s master’s research focused on children in same-sex families and the inadequacy of Italian Law to deal effectively with these ‘non-traditional’ families. His research paper on same-sex families obtained the first place in the Maria Baiocchi 2008 competition on Italian LGBT studies in the post-graduate category.
Angelo has been a member and supporter of the Italian same-sex parents Association, Famiglie Arcobaleno since 2007. In 2012 he become the secretary of the Network of European LGBT Families’ Associations www.nelfa.org having been involved since its very beginning in 2008.
Michele Giarratano is 31 years old and an Italian “avvocato” (lawyer). Born in Sicily, Michele moved to Bologna where he completed his studies, obtaining an LLM in 2003. In 2004, Michele started working as an activist at LGBT NGO Cassero (www.cassero.it) in Bologna becoming the manager the NGO’s Legal Department in 2006. In 2011he took on the management of Arcigay’s legal department. Michele is a member and supporter of the Italian same-sex parents Association, Famiglie Arcobaleno since 2011 right after his wedding to his Italian husband, Sergio, in Oslo, since marriage is not available in Italy.
Michele also co-ordinates the LGBT Department of Law International (an NGO who is part of FRA’s roundtable) and he is the vice-chairman of NGO Frame (http://www.associazioneframe.it/english-version.html) and a member of other human rights NGOs.
Michele commutes between Bologna and Rome, working as a lawyer in Family and Children’s Law and in Anti-discrimination Law. Michele works on a daily basis both as an activist and as a lawyer for equality of lgbt people and same-sex parents in Italy.
Marta Ramos holds a Law degree and a Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation. Her research thesis was on transgender persons and family rights, namely the issues of forced sterilisation and lack of custody rights of their children in case of forced divorced. Marta focused on the impact of legal recognition of transgender persons on their gender identity. Marta works at ILGA Portugal where she is involved in cases dealing with parenting and parental rights.
Marta manages the Discrimination Watch (Observatório da Discriminação) which collects data on cases reported in the area of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Marta has also been involved in the recent political debate in Portugal around the recognition of second parent adoption.
Filipa Alvim is a researcher at CRIA – Network Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA-IUL) and has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology by ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), with the research project “Only Changes the Currency”: Representations of Human Trafficking and Sex Work in Portugal” (2009-2013), which sought to give voice to those directly and indirectly involved in the prevent and combat to the phenomenon of human trafficking and prostitution. The academic orientation lines are Human Rights, Citizenship, Gender, Sexuality, Migrations, Agency, Public Anthropology and Public Policies.
Before, she worked with Amnesty International Portugal, in the areas of Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Trafficking in human beings and Female genital mutilation.
José Catalão Ferreira is a master in sociology, researcher and PhD student in Law, Justice and Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century, part of a team that developed two projects, “Being citizens of Europe in Portugal” and
“Mapping European Citizenship”, supported by the European Union, and coordinated by Ana Almeida, PhD psychologist, researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the UC. He’s currently living in Macau, China, teaching and finishing his PhD.
Camilla Serri, Digital media and social media strategist.
Powerpoint presentation Camilla Serri – “How to use social media for a more effective communication”