“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

March 24-27, 2022: Reconstructing Judaism Conference, McLean, Virginia (workshop and book signing) This event is open to conference attendees only. Register here!

Selected Past Events

Bookstores, Book Fairs, and Public Libraries:

  • Asbury Park Social Justice Book Fair for Collective Liberation, Asbury Park, NJ
  • 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
  • Celebrating Cultural Diversity Conference
  • Creating Change
  • Curve Magazine Virtual Global Festival
  • Golden Crown Literary Society
  • HIV Prevention and Education Conference
  • Interpride Annual General Meeting
  • LGBT Health Workforce Conference
  • Pennsylvania Community and Public Health 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 LGBT Health Policy & Practice Program, 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
  • 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