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What People Are Saying
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, ( 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.
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!
I found this training very powerful, and could have kept listening and discussing for another two hours!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andy was truly great- A perfect person for this seminar/training with an incredible pedigree and lifetime of experience.
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.
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