The New Masculine

Adrian Shanker- Queer Man & Activist

Episode Summary

On this episode, Travis talks to Adrian Shanker, founder and executive director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Adrian is here to talk about the new book Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health, for which he is the editor and a contributing author. Through his own story and the stories of his fellow authors, he emphasizes the challenges that LGBT people face as they navigate systems that, at best do not speak to the realities of their lives, and at worst devalue and shame them. This book is a first of its kind, being a collection of essays written by LGBT healthcare consumers to help inform and improve healthcare practices toward more equity.

Episode Notes

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