Spectrum Center

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The LGBTQ Peer-led Support Group (PLSG) is a weekly, drop-in and confidential group for survivors who identify as LGBTQ to express concerns and find support among peers in a comfortable setting facilitated by student staff. The group offers semi-structured activities, self-care practices and safe space for sharing if individuals choose to do so and is open to all survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. The LGBTQ Peer Led Support Group is supported in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) and the Spectrum Center. 

This space specifically centers survivors who identify as LGBTQ and are currently University of Michigan students; if you do not identity as LGBTQ, we encourage you to consider joining the SAPAC Peer Led Support Group. Learn more here: https://sapac.umich.edu/peer-led-support-group

The two co-facilitators for this year's LGBTQ Peer-Led Support Group are Anooshka Gupta and Christine McKenzie

My name is Anooshka, and I am a third-year student double majoring in Sociology and Communication and Media and minoring in Intergroup Relations. I'm extremely excited to co-facilitate PLSG this year because I believe in the power of bringing together people and communities and want to pursue work related to trauma and healing. This past summer, I traveled to three new countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania!


I'm Christine MacKenzie, an undergraduate student majoring in English, creative writing, and psychology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In addition to being a co-facilitator of SAPAC/Spectrum's Peer-Led Support Group, I am a crisis counselor and a poet. 




Drop-in times for Fall 2019 are Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm starting on September 25 in the SAPAC Office, Michigan Union Room 1551. For more information about the group, email Anooshka (guptaano@umich.edu) or Christine (chrmack@umich.edu).