Lavender Circle, a LGBTQIA+ student support group returns this spring

After one semester offline, the LGBTQIA+ student support group called Lavender Circle relaunches this spring with the first meeting on Feb. 8 at Belk Library.

Lavender Circle, an LGBTQIA+ student support group for the Elon community, will relaunch this Spring 2022 semester starting Feb. 8 at 4:15 p.m. in Belk Library, room 102. The Lavender Circle is a collaboration between the Gender and LGBTQIA Center and Counseling Services.

The support group, which began last year and met virtually, found success in providing a space for LGBTQIA+ students to meet other students and discuss their lived experiences. Lavender Circle is open to all enrolled Elon students – undergraduate or graduate.

The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays in Belk Library, Room 102. No formal RSVP is required but questions can be emailed to the co-facilitators Luis Garay, director of the GLC at or Tal Fish ’09, counselor with Counseling Services at

Below are some questions and answers about Lavender Circle:

  • What is Lavender Circle? Whether you are out, questioning or exploring, this weekly peer support group is for LGBTQIA+ students of all backgrounds to discuss and explore aspects of gender identity, sexual orientation and/or romantic orientation in a safe space.  The group is support-based and is designed to encourage open discussion about topics that might include intersecting identities, coming out, relationships, family, spirituality, and other areas of your life that may be difficult to discuss elsewhere.
  • Who facilitates Lavender Circle? Lavender Circle is facilitated by Garay (they/them) and Tal Fish ’09 (he/him).
  • When are the meetings? Lavender Circle will meet in-person every Tuesday when classes are in session from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Belk Library room 102. The first meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 8.
  • Is this open to everybody? Lavender Circle is open to any Elon University student (undergraduate, graduate, Law, PA/PT, etc.) who is currently enrolled in classes.
  • Do I need to RSVP? No, you do not have to RSVP. You may email either Luis at or Tal at with any questions.