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The primary goal of the My Voice Program is to provide panels of trained LGBTQA and similarly-identified 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 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!

 Please make all panel requests a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Our staff will follow up with you promptly to coordinate the details.

Request a Panel

Interested in sharing YOUR voice with us? Apply to be a part of the My Voice team!

We accept speakers at the beginning of each semester; Fall training will be held in the first two weeks of October. For more information, our Education & Training Graduate Coordinator, Annie Shapiro at aeshap@umich.edu