August 25th, 2020
Today, we’ll be talking with Adrian Shanker, editor of the newly-released and critically-acclaimed book, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health. Adrian is Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA. An accomplished activist and organizer for LGBT health equity, Adrian has developed numerous health promotion campaigns to advance health equity through behavioral, clinical, and policy changes.
Then we’ll hear the latest issue of radio e-zine This Way Out, covering queer & trans issues worldwide. This week, TWO discusses convulsions in the body politic over queer issues in Poland; queer participation in the Black Lives Matter movement; the explosion of Beirut; and Kamala Harris.
Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has worked as an arts fundraiser, labor organizer, marketing manager, and served as President of Equality Pennsylvania for three years before founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA, where he serves as executive director. An accomplished organizer, Adrian has led numerous successful campaigns to advance LGBT progress through municipal nondiscrimination and relationship recognition laws and laws to protect LGBT youth from conversion therapy. A specialist in LGBT health policy, he has developed leading-edge health promotion campaigns to advance health equity through behavioral, clinical, and policy changes.