Spectrum Center

The primary goal of the My Voice Program is to provide panels of trained LGBTQ speakers to share their personal stories with audiences. Our My Voice panels, the oldest and most popular of our educational programs, provide information about LGBTQ issues with a personal touch. These panelists help “put a face” on LGBTQ communities and experiences and facilitate vibrant discussions about topics of attractionality, sexuality and gender.

We believe that storytelling is one of the most powerful tools for educating audiences on identity, oppression, and allyhood because it offers in-depth, complex, and compelling narratives on these concepts.

Beyond the traditional "coming out" stories, our My Voice panelists are trained to speak to their life experiences through the lens of their own multiple intersecting identities. Request one for your class, student org, Res Hall, or wherever you think we might make an impact!

We are currently not accepting new MyVoice panel requests for the academic semester. The program is in a time of transition, and Spectrum will plan to re-open the MyVoice request form in winter semester of 2020. 

For more information, email us at spectrumcenter@umich.edu.