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
Fall 2021 Meeting Schedule:
WHEN: Bi-weekly on Tuesdays 7:30pm-9pm beginning September 28th
WHERE: In-person meetings in SAPAC Office (4th Floor Michigan Union); virtual meetings on Zoom
Meetings will alternate between in-person and virtual, with the first meeting being in-person*
- 9/28/21 In-Person
*Subject to change
Fill out above interest form to receive meeting link information
For more information, please email LGBTQ-PLSG@umich.edu
Meet the Facilitator:
Kailyn Simmons (she/they) is a junior from Toledo, Ohio majoring in public policy and minoring in writing. Outside of school, Kailyn works as the LGBTQ+ Outreach and Support Coordinator for SAPAC. She is also an E-Board member of the Ford School’s LGBTQ+ policy and activism organization, Out in Public, the B.A. Liaison for the Ford School’s domestic policy organization, Domestic Policy Corps, and an associate editor for Consider Magazine, a campus-wide point-counterpoint magazine. This is Kailyn’s first semester facilitating LGBTQ+ PLSG, and they look forward to connecting with and maintaining a supportive community of LGBTQ+ survivors here at Michigan.