LBGQ Issues, National Coming Out Day
Oct 11, 2018 7:30 AM
Adrian Shankar
LBGQ Issues, National Coming Out Day
Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, is a leader in LGBT health advocacy with a decade-long history of working for LGBT legal, social, and health equity. Adrian is an accomplished organizer, having led numerous successful campaigns to advance LGBT rights in municipalities across Pennsylvania, including non-discrimination protections, relationship recognition ordinances, and laws to protect LGBT youth from conversion therapy.
A specialist in LGBT health policy, Adrian has developed leading-edge campaigns to advance health equity for LGBT Pennsylvanians, through policy, behavioral, and clinical changes. Adrian is co-author of "Queer and Quitting: Addressing Tobacco Use as an LGBTQ Issue" a chapter in The Routledge Handbook for LGBTQIA Administration and Policy (Taylor & Francis, 2018).
In addition to his leadership at The Center, Governor Tom Wolf appointed Adrian as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Pennsylvania Department of Health's Office of Health Equity, as a member of ACLU of Pennsylvania's Board of Directors, and the Board of the Non-Profit & Business Partners Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. 
Hope to see you at this very special, contemporary program.