The LGBTQ+ Peer Led Support Group (PLSG), a partnership between SAPAC and Spectrum Center, is a confidential healing space for those who identify as survivors of sexual violence, sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and/or stalking. LGBTQ+ PLSG is a weekly drop-in, student-led group that welcomes students of any gender, age, degree level, or identity.
The group offers semi-structured activities, self-care practices, and a safe space for sharing experiences with LGBTQ+ identity, violence, and the intersection between both, if individuals choose to share. The group is open to all survivors of sexual and relationship violence, whether those experiences happened earlier in life or in college.
This space specifically centers survivors who identify as LGBTQ+ and are currently University of Michigan students; if you do not identify as LGBTQ+, we encourage you to consider joining SAPAC’s General Peer Led Support Group.
To fill out a confidential interest form and receive emails from facilitators: LGBTQ+ PLSG Interest Form
Winter 2023 Meeting Schedule:
WHEN: Weekly on Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm (starting January 23rd)
WHERE: SAPAC Office (4th Floor Michigan Union)*
Final meeting for Winter 2023 will be Monday, April 17th. Details about Fall 2023 meetings TBA!
*Hybrid option available. If you would be more comfortable joining on Zoom, please email LGBTQ-PLSG@umich.edu
Fill out above interest form to receive meeting link information
For more information, please email LGBTQ-PLSG@umich.edu
Kailyn Simmons (she/they) is a senior from Toledo, Ohio majoring in public policy and minoring in writing. Outside of school, Kailyn works as one of the LGBTQ+ Outreach and Support Coordinators for SAPAC. She is also an E-Board member of the Ford School’s LGBTQ+ policy and activism organization, Out in Public and an associate editor for Consider Magazine, a campus-wide point-counterpoint magazine. This is Kailyn’s second year facilitating LGBTQ+ PLSG, and they look forward to connecting with and maintaining a supportive community of LGBTQ+ survivors here at Michigan alongside her co-facilitator.
Alyssa Donovan (she/they) is a senior from Oxford, Michigan, majoring in public policy. Outside of school, Alyssa works as the LGBTQ+ Outreach and Support Coordinator for SAPAC, and as a Democracy Fellow for Campus Vote Project. She is also the President of the Ford School’s Undergraduate Council, the Executive Director of Fleece and Thank You at Michigan, the Treasurer for Camp Kesem at Michigan, and the Choreography Director for Vibrance Dance Company. This is Alyssa's first semester facilitating LGBTQ+ PLSG, and they look forward to connecting with and maintaining a supportive community of LGBTQ+ survivors here at Michigan.