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What People Are Saying
Andy is a clear, charismatic, and engaging presenter! Thank you for this invaluable training!
Andy is a calm, clear, welcoming instructor.
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.
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.
I loved the clarity with which principals were discussed and addressed. There was heart and personal experience involved but it was succinctly approached and I appreciated that when there was a pronoun misstep in the chat it was kindly but firmly addressed. Andy is a great educator.
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!
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.
I found this training very powerful, and could have kept listening and discussing for another two hours!
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.
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.
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