Cory Silverberg

Raised in the 1970s by a children’s librarian and a sex therapist, Cory grew up to be a sex educator and author and queer (not necessarily in that order). He has spent his life reading, writing, talking about, and, to a lesser extent, having, sex. Cory was a founding member of the Come As You Are Co-operative and worked as a researcher and television consultant in Canada for over 10 years.

Cory received a master’s degree in education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Since 1997 he has developed and facilitated workshops for hundreds of agencies and organizations serving both youth and adults across North America on a range of topics including gender expression and identity, sexuality and disability, sexual pleasure, sexual communication, technology, and access + inclusion. Cory has delivered keynotes for national conferences in Canada and the U.S. and is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at colleges and universities. Cory regularly gives book talks and speaks to parent and educator groups about how to make education more inclusive, especially in terms of sex and gender identity and disability.

He is the co-author of three books, most recently the ALA Stonewall Honor Book Sex Is a Funny Word, with Fiona Smyth.

Most of Cory’s work is collaborative, working across and within the spaces that divide race, gender, embodiment, disability, and identity. His life is full of kids. All of them know where babies come from. Some know more.