“Adrian’s passion for equity and access in healthcare is clearly evident in his lectures and speaking engagements. Through his interaction with our staff and various communities, Adrian reinforced and affirmed our dedication to serving individuals from diverse genders and sexualities, and through those interactions, created intentional and human centric ways of moving this work forward. We are grateful for his work supporting our campus advocates, clinicians, and all those serving our larger community.” – Brian J. Patchcoski, Director, LGBTQA Student Resource Center, The Pennsylvania State University


Adrian Shanker is available for book talks, lectures, grand rounds, and moderated panel discussions with chapter authors anywhere in the USA or Canada.

Intended audiences:

  • Health professionals
  • Graduate and undergraduate students in health professions, public health, public policy, and women’s and gender studies and related disciplines.
  • LGBT activists and student leaders
  • Healthcare activists
  • Health insurance companies
  • Policy makers

For Information and Booking

Upcoming Events

July 23, 2020: Winnipeg, MB, virtual book talk / panel discussion at Our Own Health Centre, presented by The Quit Crowd. Time and link to watch TBC.

July 23 and 30, 2020: Allentown, PA, training public health workforce at the Allentown Health Bureau

September 17, 2020: New York City, NY, virtual book talk with Laura Jacobs, Liz Margolies, Atticus Ranck, and Imani Woody at Bureau of General Services Queer Division, (7pm EST) – open to the public

Past Events

January 17, 2020: Dallas, TX, Creating Change Conference

January 17, 2020: Dallas, TX, Deep Vellum Books

January 19, 2020: Washington D.C., The Potter’s House

January 21, 2020: San Francisco, CA, Manny’s

January 22, 2020: Oakland, CA, East Bay Booksellers

January 25, 2020: Bethlehem, PA, Bethlehem Area Public Library

January 30, 2020: Milford, PA, Hotel Fauchére with TriVersity LGBT Community Center

February 1, 2020: Easton, PA, LVAIC LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Symposium, Lafayette College

February 24, 2020: York, PA, at Rainbow Rose LGBT Community Center

February 25, 2020: Bethlehem, PA, Northampton Community College

March 10, 2020: Bethlehem, PA, Innovation Alley at TEDx Lehigh River

April 14, 2020: Bethlehem, PA, Bethlehem Area Public Library

April 16, 2020: Virtual, Webinar with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

April 17, 2020: Virtual, Curve Magazine’s Virtual Global Festival

June 25, 2020: Virtual, 2020 LGBT Health Workforce Conference

June 26, 2020: Virtual, 2020 HIV Prevention and Education Conference

June 28, 2020: Virtual, East Penn Democratic Committee