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Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist Spotlight— Bodies and Barriers

Join us to hear readings from 2021 Goldie Finalists. Today we hear from: Twice Shy by Aurora Rey, Bold Strokes Books, The Lost Temple of Psiere by K. Aten, Regal Crest Enterprises, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health by Adrian Shanker (ed.), PM Press, The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen, Second Story Press, and The Sea Within by Missouri Vaun, Bold Strokes Books.

0:00​ Welcome
1:37​ Today’s Sponsor: Flashpoint Publications
3:28​ Missouri Vaun
9:23​ Dani Jansen
14:51​ Aurora Rey
20:35​ Adrian Shanker
26:11​ K. Aten
31:43​ Q&A

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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