“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

In person events are suspended due to coronavirus

April 14, 2020 (VIRTUAL EVENT): Virtual book talk with Josh Berk, director of the Bethlehem Area Public Library (7:30pm, Bethlehem Area Public Library’s Facebook page)

April 16, 2020 (VIRTUAL EVENT): Webinar: Amplifying LGBT Patient Experiences:  Providing Safe and Inclusive Care for the LGBTQ Population, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (12-1pm, free to attend, registration required)

April 22, 2020: Allentown, PA, Guest Lecture, undergraduate Health Psychology course, Muhlenberg College (enrolled students only)

June 3, 2020: Erie, PA, Healthcare Consumer Panel: Barriers to Care for the LGBT Patient Population (with Kat Carrick, Sean Strub, and Justin Tanis, moderated by Adrian Shanker) Pennsylvania LGBT Health Conference (conference attendees only)

June 28, 2020: Macungie, PA, Featured Speaker and Book Signing at East Penn Democratic Club Meeting, (1:30pm-3:00pm), Macungie Institute – 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