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I am an LGBTQ educator & consultant and I help organizations develop and maintain LGBTQ affirming environments for their employees and clients.

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Want to create an affirming space for LGBTQ people at your organization?

Learn more about our services to support your goals:

Trainings & Workshops

Andy designs and facilitates professional development trainings for organizations nationwide on supporting LGBTQ employees, clients, and constituents.

Consulting

Andy offers consulting on specific projects for policy review or large-scale organizational assessment.

Keynotes & Speaking

Andy offers keynote addresses that blend his personal stories and professional journey to offer insights about supporting LGB and trans people in the workplace.

What People Are Saying

I cannot thank you enough for the work you’ve done for us. I’m so grateful to have your support and look forward to our continued collaboration! Your thoughtfulness in working with me to develop this content carried into the facilitation. You not only listened to me during the process, but you listened to what each participant brought to the room, and incorporated those specific items in to the conversation seamlessly.

University Assistant Director of Education Services

Andy is using his formidable, intellectual talents and skills and meshing them ingeniously to make real and positive social change.

Dr. Sid Ray, Professor of English and of Women’s and Gender Studies, Pace University New York City
Geoffrey L. Brackett, D. Phil.

Out in the Open is a compelling, courageous, and uplifting work of spoken-word theater whose message is as contemporary as it is timeless. Andy Cofino has a rare talent. Every performance was absolutely sold-out with standing-room only access, each ending with thunderous standing ovations and multiple encores. Every single one of them was earned.

Geoffrey L. Brackett, D. Phil., Executive Vice President, Marist College

Andy proved himself a knowledgeable and engaging trainer. He conducted several workshops aimed at raising institutional awareness and sensitivity towards members of our community identifying along the LGBTQ spectrum. Andy's knowledge of the prominent issues helped foster a robust discussion of ways we can strengthen institutional support for members of this community. Equally important, Andy's demeanor and style created a supportive environment for participants to ask questions and explore uncertainties within their own knowledge base.

Michael Stillwagon, Office of Campus Life & Student Affairs, Drew University

Andy is a clear, charismatic, and engaging presenter! Thank you for this invaluable training!

Faculty Member, UCLA
Ann Engelland, M.D.

Andy opened for a lecture I gave to New York state school nurses on LGBTQ issues and wowed, moved, and taught the participants with his clarity, pathos, and brilliance. What a way to teach understanding and tolerance!

Ann Engelland, M.D., Adolescent and Young Adult Health
Professor Leslie Grinner

Andy Cofino is able to detail the struggles of community members whom many care nothing for or about, and to bring their issues to life, humanizing them and making their stories accessible and relevant to ALL people.

Leslie Grinner, Faculty at Rhode Island College

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