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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

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

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

Andy is a calm, clear, welcoming instructor.

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

This training session was extremely well organized and presented in a timely manner; extremely time efficient. Andy presented himself as comfortable in his knowledge of his subject matter. Extremely well done. One of the best sessions we have had in these respects.

Mark Riherd, Faculty Member

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

Faculty Member, UCLA

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

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.

Past Faculty/Staff Workshop Participant

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 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

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