“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

October 1-31, 2020: Speaker, Out For Health Virtual Resource Fair, Denver, Colorado, Center on Colfax (watch online here)

October 22, 2020: Panelist, Community Forum on Healthier LGBTQ+ Communities, North Shore Pride, MA. (7pm, open to the public) (More info here)

November 12, 2020: virtual workshop with Philadelphia Family Pride (7pm, open to the public) (More info here)

November 19-20, 2020: presentation about Bodies and Barriers at the 2020 Global Sex Research Virtual Conference. (conference registrants only)

February 19, 2021: Grand Rounds, Lehigh Valley Health Network – Obstetrics and Gynecology. For LVHN clinicians only.

Past Events

Recordings of some previous virtual 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: Virtual, Bethlehem, PA 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

July 23 and 30, 2020: Virtual, Allentown, PA Health Bureau

August 13, 2020: Virtual, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

August 15, 2020: Virtual, Northampton County, PA Healthcare is a Human Rights Virtual Panel

August 20, 2020: Virtual, Winnipeg, MB, Our Own Health Centre, presented by The Quit Crowd.

September 12, 2020: Virtual, New York City, NY, Bureau of General Services Queer Division

September 22, 2020: Virtual, Flemington, NJ, PFLAG Hunterdon County

October 1, 2020: Virtual, Allentown, PA, Cedar Crest College

October 2, 2020: Virtual, International, Interpride