Samosas and Smoothies
Monday of Undergrad Orientation Week
7:00p-8:00p in 50-005
Join us for some great food and drinks in the Rainbow Lounge and connect with other new and returning LBGTQ and Ally undergrads. You will also have the chance to meet some faculty and staff who work with Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally Programs. So come and hang out and have a great time. Friends and allies always welcome!
Queer Women's Dessert Night
Thursday of Undergrad Orientation Week
8:00p-10:00p in 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.
Grad LBGTQ Dinner on the Town
Thursday of Grad Orientation Week
Join us for dinner at Club Cafe, one of the most happening LBGT spots on Boston. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and chat up current grad students. Dinner will be subsidized. Please inquire for details. Limited to 20 students. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to first year grad students.
LBGTQ Annual Community Retreat to Provincetown
3rd of 4th Weekend in September
All students are welcome on this fun weekend of community building, planning for the year ahead, and enjoying Provincetown. This retreat is for new and returning undergraduate and graduate students, people who have or who might not have been involved in programs or planning, or for people who have questions, ideas, hopes, and energy for making the most of the academic year. The goal of the Community Retreat is to foster relationships among LBGT and Ally students and organizations on MIT's campus and plan MIT's major LBGT initiatives for the coming school year. Together, we will share, challenge each other, learn new skills, and set the tone for the best school year in MIT's LBGT history. There is no cost for students to attend and meals and transportation will be provided. Since spots are limited, so please RSVP to email@example.com as soon as possible to reserve your space.
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LBGTQ First Year Group
Tuesdays in the Fall
6:00p-7:00p in 50-005
Are you new to MIT and looking to connect with other LBGT first-year students on campus? This is the group for you! Come down to the Rainbow Lounge and join in a relaxed discussion about how to thrive at MIT. We look forward to seeing you!
Queer People of Color Brunch
Monthly on 2nd or 3rd Monday
12:00p-2:00p in 50-005
All self-identified queer people of color from the MIT community are welcome to attend this Queer People Of Color Brunch Series. Come by yourself or bring your crew, QPOC Brunches are casual, friendly, community building for everyone.
National Coming Out Week
Week of October 11th
In Lobby 10 and 50-005
Join us for our annual National Coming Out Week events including our 'Rainbow Reception'. Do you know someone who has never been to the Rainbow Lounge? Do you have a friend you could invite to check it out? Invite your friends for this fun, casual event to celebrate the LBGT and Ally community at MIT. Fun refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!
Trans* Awareness Week
Week of November 20th
Join us for various programs to raise awareness of, and build community around, trans*, gender queer, and gender variant communities. All are welcome.
TGIF: 'Tute GLBTQ Ice Cream Friday
1st Friday in February
In Bush Room
This spring-term tradition is an opportunity for LBGT and friendly folks from all over campus to meet, socialize, network, and, most importantly, have ice cream, fro yo, and tofutti. Come now before the term work piles up!
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LBGTQA "Family" Dinner
Tuesdays in the Spring
6:00p-7:00p in 50-005
We host a dinner event for the LBGTQ and ally community called 'Family Dinner' (a reclaiming of several terms ie. framily, the family, we are family, etc.) This event takes place twice a month on Tuesday evenings. All LBGTQ and Ally folks from MIT welcome!
Fabulous Friday Fiesta! LBGQTA Reception for CPW
Friday during CPW
4:00p-6:00p in 50-005
Part of Campus Preview Weekend, this reception is a chance for current members of MIT's LBGT community to welcome prospective undergraduate students.
Day of Silence
3rd Friday of April
In Lobby 7 and in 50-005
MIT students, staff, and faculty participate in the National Day of Silence. Participants can take part in the sit-in in Lobby 7, the Breaking the Silence Party in 50-005, and/or by staying silent throughout the day or just wearing red to show your support.
Lavender Graduation Celebration
1st week of May
5:30p-7:00p in the Emma Rogers Room (10-340)
A reception to honor graduate and undergraduate LBGT students who have (almost) made it through MIT successfully! We also celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. If you or someone you know is LBGT and graduating, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be sure they get invited!
Boston Pride March and Festival
2nd Saturday in June
Start time between 9-10a (along Boylston St) through about 1p (Boston City Hall Plaza)
Every June MIT has a group marching in the Boston PRIDE Parade. All MIT students, staff, faculty, and alumni are welcome!
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