LGBTQ people who seek to become parents experience barriers to care every step of the way, from restrictive insurance policies to geographic barriers to welcoming providers. Authors from Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health, a groundbreaking new anthology named by Book Riot as one of the “six best books addressing healthcare system inequities” will present about these barriers to family planning and how LGBTQ activists can overcome them.
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.