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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 thought Andy was wonderful- excellent energy. I appreciated the “straight to the point” quality of the entire training. No nonsense- tell it like it is. No time wasting- which I very much appreciate.

Cynthia Murray-Davis, Workshop Participant

So much important information was covered, and done so in a way that is meant to educate and build upon. It never felt like anyone was being judged or shamed for not knowing something. The intent was always to help us help our students.

Past Faculty/Staff Workshop Participant
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

Andy, ( you) are adept at creating that space where we all felt heard. Your ability to present information without charge is laudable. You have a true talent to teach and open others to ideas.

Diane Zaremba Voice Production and Speech Faculty, AMDA College of the Performing Arts

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

I found this training very powerful, and could have kept listening and discussing for another two hours!

Kirsten Chandler, Music Theatre Faculty, AMDA Los Angeles
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 makes such an important and sensitive topic something that everyone can understand. He created a safe space for questions, mistakes and most importantly, learning.

Laura Mehl, AMDA Faculty in Voice Production and Speech and Musicianship
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

Andy is a calm, clear, welcoming instructor.

Past Faculty/Staff Workshop Participant

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