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 [insert link?].
For more information, please email SAPAC@umich.edu
Fall 2020 Meeting Schedule:
Thursdays from 6-7:30 EST (begining September 24th)
LGBTQ+ PLSG will be meeting virtually for Fall 2020
Meet the Facilitators:
Amy Ransom is a senior from Miami, FL, majoring in Women's and Gender Studies and minoring in Community Action Social Change (CASC) and Creative Writing. Outside of school, she's involved in SAPAC's Survivor Empowerment and Ally Support (SEAS) Program, has just finished an internship with the anti-sexual violence organization, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), and plans on volunteering again with 826michigan, the writing nonprofit that she was involved with last year. She wanted to become an LGBTQ+ PLSG co-facilitator because she's passionate about LGBTQ+ issues and survivor empowerment. She hopes to continue pursuing her passions while building an empathetic, caring community with participants and her co-facilitator. This is her first semester facilitating PLSG and she's incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this supportive space that centers LGBTQ+ survivor experiences and perspectives.