Spectrum Center

A Night of Bingo with Heads over Heels' Drag Queens

Spectrum Center and the Heads over Heels drag troupe hosted an event called Virtual Drag Bingo on Friday, August 28th. Heads over Heels is “an inclusive queer drag and variety show” (IG: @thehohshow) based in Michigan that has been putting on many LGBT fundraisers over the years and Pride Outside events. Members of the troupe -- Zooey Gaychanel (she/her) and Amanduh Décolletage (she/her) -- along with Lorant Peeler (they/them), Program Specialist for Events & Partnerships at the Spectrum Center, hosted the event on zoom. 

Virtual Drag Bingo flyer made by Lorant Peeler (they/them). You of        course can no longer register for this event, but there are more        LGBTQ+ welcome events on the link!

Spectrum Center Stands in Solidarity with Our Black and Asian Communities

June 3, 2020

While different forms of oppression continue to be pervasive in everyday society, the staff at Spectrum Center recognizes the impact that anti-Black racism and anti-Asian racism/xenophobia has had on our students, staff, faculty, and alumnx communities near and far. We would like to restate the center’s commitment to intersectional advocacy, support, and allyhood work especially with Queer, Trans, Black, and Indigenous People of Color. 

The rainbow gay flag in the background and a simplified vector of the black power fist on a black circle in the foreground. The fist is colored with 6 horizontal stripes ranging from light brown at the top, to dark brown at the bottom

A Conversation with Dr. Ronni Sanlo

My name is Smitty (they/them/theirs), and I am the Writer/Photographer Student Lead for the IGR, MESA, and Spectrum Center units here at the University of Michigan. On April 30th, Spectrum Center held their annual Lavender Graduation (LavGrad) online. LavGrad is a ceremony that was created by Ronni Sanlo (she/her/hers) in 1995 at the University that celebrates LGBTQ+ graduate students and their achievements. Over the past 25 years, LavGrad has expanded to other institutions -- more than 500 colleges, universities, and even high schools -- across the country.

Ronni Sanlo

Interview with Alyson Grigsby on leadership and their experiences at MBLGTACC 2020

Alyson Grigsby (they/them) is a fourth-year LSA student at the University of Michigan. They are a Political Science major and Japanese Language & Culture minor. Though they are graduating this year, they will be returning to the university next year to pursue a master’s degree in the Transcultural Studies Program. I chatted with them virtually about their time and leadership at the university - including being the co-chair of the Coalition for Queer and Trans People of Color - as well as their recent participation to MBLGTACC 2020, the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference.

Group photo of Spectrum Center's delegation of students who attended MBLGTACC 2020

Event Navigation / Wayfinding Documents

These documents can help you navigate events, including finding parking, getting allergen and trigger warnings, and more! Events are listed in reverse chronological order. All scheduled events will be listed as in progress until their wayfinding document is complete. Click on the name of a highlighted / linked event to get to its document. Questions about these wayfinding documents can be sent to plorant@umich.edu.

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