SPECTRUM’s goal is to create a safe and confidential environment in which participants feel that their contribution (especially disclosing their experiences and feelings) will be respected.

To that end, we ask participants:

  • to be mindful of the amount of time that they are speaking, so that other participants will have the option of time to speak;
  • to avoid making generalizations about groups of people in the rainbow community since this might leave some participants feeling marginalized or judged;
  • to avoid making assumptions about the gender identity or sexual orientation of participants; they will disclose this themselves if they wish to; also avoid asking trans folk intrusive questions – about hormone therapy or surgery.
  • to avoid suggesting that there is one correct way of behaving or living – for example, by giving unrequested advice to participants

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SPECTRUM offers a safe place where LGBTQ2+ individuals can be themselves and find community and supports.