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Annual Events

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 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 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 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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