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Welcome to LBGT@MIT

MIT and its surrounding communities offer a broad spectrum of services, activities, and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* (LBGT), questioning, and supportive individuals. In fact, in 2011, MIT was rated the most gay-friendly school in the country by Newsweek! We have designed this site to connect you with the support and resources offered to you. If you can't find what you are looking for, need more information, or just want to talk with someone, please feel free to visit us in the Rainbow Lounge (50-005) or to contact us. You should also check out our About Us page to learn more.

If you think that you have been a victim of a homophobia, transphobia, or a hate incident, please fill out this anonymous form to let us know about it.

Upcoming Events!

P-Town Retreat Planning Meeting
Thursdays during the summer

Rainbow Lounge (50-005)
Join in the planning of the 12th Annual LBGTQA Community Retreat to Provincetown, MA. This year's retreat will be held on September 19-21. Anyone from the MIT community who is interested in helping to plan the retreat is welcome to participate in planning meetings.

LBGTQA Dinner and Movie Night!
Thursdays during the summer

Rainbow Lounge (50-005)
Please join us for LBGTQ and Ally Movie Night. All are welcome! FREE DINNER and a MOVIE every Thursday at 6 pm in the Rainbow Lounge (50-005) through the summer. Early birds pick the film. Bring friends or come on your own. All are welcome. See you there!

Samosas and Smoothies
Tuesday, August 26

Rainbow Lounge (50-005)
Join us for some great food and drinks in the Rainbow Lounge and connect with other new and returning undergrads. You will also have the chance to meet some faculty and staff who work with Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Programs. So come and hang out and have a great time. Friends and allies always welcome too!

Queer Women's Dessert Night
Thursday, August 28

Rainbow Lounge (50-005)
Lesbians, friends, bisexual girls, trans women, allies and new MIT students! Come meet other MIT students and staff at this welcoming, low-key event. Stop by to check out the Rainbow Lounge or stay for a while longer. LBGT@MIT community members will gladly answer your questions about MIT social and academic life.

Rainbow Lounge Hours: Summer 2014

12-6pm* and
6-8:15pm for Movie Nights

*Also available by appointment. Please contact Abigail or Sean.*

It Gets Better: MIT


Trans* is an umbrella term which describes people whose gender identities and expressions are not fully defined by the gender they were assigned at birth. Trans* people may identify as one, none, or with several of the following gender-related identities: Agender, androgyne, bigender, gender fluid, genderfree, genderless, genderqueer, intergender, multigender, neutral, neutrois, nonbinary, third gender, trans*, transgender, transsexual, trans man, trans woman, and two-spirit, among others.


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