BD Wong announced as Keynote Speaker at 15th Annual Rainbow Families Conference

The Family Equality Council is excited to announce that BD Wong
will be the keynote speaker at the 15th Annual
Rainbow Families Conference

A Tony Award-winning actor, BD Wong is a highly acclaimed performer
and advocate. Currently he plays forensic psychiatrist, Dr. George
Huang, on NBC’s Law and Order: SVU. His character, Father Ray
Mukada, on the HBO series, OZ, made him a cult favorite.

Wong’s talents expand far beyond the stage. In June 2003, he
released his first book, Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures
of the Chestnut Man, a memoir about the personal drama that he and
partner Richie Jackson endured on their path to parenthood —
involving a surrogate, an egg from Jackson’s sister and identical
twins born 13 weeks prematurely and needing months of intensive
care. Wong’s email updates to close friends during this trying
time provided the foundation for this moving and inspirational

With the addition of BD Wong, the 15th Annual
Rainbow Families Conference
is set to again be the premier
community building and learning event for current and prospective
LBGT parents and their children, family members and friends, area
educators and community members. Through your feedback, we are
creating a conference that provides more exciting, relevant, and
applicable programs and topics for you and your family. This
year’s conference will also enable you to connect, socialize, and
build community like never before. We understand that creating
relationships with other families is key to building happy and
healthy families.

To find out more about this year’s event and stay up-to-date with
the latest conference information, visit