Speaking and Events

“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, Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The Pennsylvania State University

Adrian Shanker is available for book talks, lectures, and workshops anywhere in the USA or Canada. He is also available for virtual speaking engagements.

Listen to Adrian speaking on the At the Core of Care PodcastQueer Diagnosis Podcast, The New Masculine Podcast, and Queer MEDucation Podcast.

For Information and Booking


Upcoming Events

June 21, 2022, Continuing education workshop for New Mexico Healthcare Executives. Private event for NMHE members.

August 16, 2022, Crisis and Care book launch at Sausalito Books by the Bay, Sausalito, CA. 7pm PT, free to attend.

August 23, 2022, Crisis and Care book talk (virtual) at Firebrand Books, Asheville, NC with contributing authors Emmett Patterson and Mark Travis Rivera. 7pm ET / 4pm PT. More info TBA!

Selected Past Events

Bookstores, Book Fairs, and Public Libraries:

  • Asbury Park Social Justice Book Fair for Collective Liberation, Asbury Park, NJ
  • Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, Oakland, CA
  • Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA
  • Bethlehem Area Public Library, Bethlehem, PA
  • Bureau of General Services Queer Division, New York, NY
  • Deep Vellum Books, Dallas, TX
  • East Bay Booksellers, Oakland, CA
  • Manny’s, San Francisco, CA
  • The Potter’s House, Washington, DC


  • American Public Health Association
  • Creating Change
  • Curve Magazine Virtual Global Festival
  • Golden Crown Literary Society
  • Interpride Annual General Meeting
  • LGBT Health Workforce Conference
  • Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Conference
  • Pennsylvania Public Health Association
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

LGBTQ+ Community-Based Organizations:

  • Our Own Health Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • The Center on Colfax, Denver, CO
  • Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, Lancaster, PA
  • North Shore Pride, Salem, MA
  • PFLAG Hunterdon County, NJ
  • Philadelphia Family Pride, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rainbow Rose LGBT Community Center, York, PA
  • Triversity LGBT Community Center, Milford, PA

Colleges and Universities:

  • Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynned Mercy, PA
  • Lafayette College, Easton, PA
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
  • Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
  • Widener University Center for Social Work Education, Chester, PA

Hospitals and Healthcare Agencies:

  • Allentown Health Bureau, Allentown, PA
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Executives Network
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – Obstetrics and Gynegology, Allentown, PA
  • New Mexico Healthcare Executives
  • Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  • Penn Highlands-Huntingdon, Juniata, PA
  • Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition
  • Pennsylvania Medical Home Program
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
  • Wellspan Philhaven, Lebanon, PA