Adrian Shanker's Blog, Interview

Interview with Adrian Shanker, Editor of Bodies and Barriers on The Center on Colfax

The Center on Colfax
October 1st, 2020

Watch this conversation between Adrian Shanker and Sable Schultz, The Center’s Manager of Transgender Services, to kick off our Out For Health Virtual Resource Fair! For the month of October, watch our social channels for LGBTQ health content, and visit our online exhibitor space at

Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

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.

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