Named by Book Riot as one of the six best books addressing
healthcare system inequities, Bodies and Barriers: Queer
Activists on Health is a collection of essays by 26 Queer
activists from around the world and is the first book written
by LGBT healthcare consumers to inform the healthcare system and
make it work more equitably for all of us. The critically-acclaimed
book is structured chronologically to take the reader on a journey
through the major stages of life for LGBT people.
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.