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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

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

Faculty Member, UCLA

Andy is a calm, clear, welcoming instructor.

Past Faculty/Staff Workshop Participant

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

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

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
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 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

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

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
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

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