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Welcome to LBGT@MIT

MIT and its surrounding communities offer a broad spectrum of services, activities, and resources for lesbian, bisexual, gay, 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.

Committment to Racial Justice

LBGT@MIT is committed to eliminating racism within the LBGT community at MIT and within the larger MIT community as a whole.

Specifically, LBGT@MIT will work to:

Upcoming Events

Drop-In Hour with S^3
Tuesday, December 1st
16:00-17:00 / 4:00P-5:00P
Rainbow Lounge (50-005)

Stop by for a visit with Ray Feller from Student Support Services or with Rainbow Lounge staff to talk about a personal issue, an academic problem, or anything else.

Dinner Discussion: Being Out and an Entrepreneur
Wednesday, December 2nd
18:00-19:00 / 6:00P-7:00P
Rainbow Lounge (50-005)

Please join us for dinner and a discussion with alumni, John Chisholm, who will offer insights from his book Unleash Your Inner Company and answer questions about his experiences being open, honest, and out as a gay man in his various roles as a successful entrepreneur.

First Year Dinners
Thursdays, December 3rd and 10th
18:00-19:00 / 6:00P-7:00P
Rainbow Lounge (50-005)

All graduate and undergraduate students in their first year at MIT are invited to join us for our weekly LBGT+ dinner! Feel free to bring your other first year friends! Talk, eat, share viral videos, play games, listen to music, and have fun!

Femme Fridays
Fridays, December 4th and 11th
15:00-16:00 / 3:00P-4:00P
Rainbow Lounge (50-005)

Folx of all genders are invited to participate in expressing the strength in your femininity however that feelt best to you -- whether through styling tips, discussions, organizing, or building community.

Lazos: A Family Brunch for Trans and Queer People of Color (TQPOC)
Monday, December 7th
12:00-14:00 / 12:00P-2:00P
Rainbow Lounge (50-005)

Lazo is one of several Spanish terms for "bow", referencing the latter half of "rainbow" as well as the identities and experiences that tie us together within and across our communities. Come along or bring a friend for a low-key meal on us with other self-identified trans and queer people of color across MIT's campus. Let's join in togetherness, support, and community with each other and all our TQPOC siblings for success at the Institute and beyond.

LBGT Issues Group
Tuesday, December 8th
17:00-18:00 / 5:00P-6:00P
Rainbow Lounge (50-005)

The LBGT Issues Group is a committee of faculty, staff, students, and alumnae/i who are transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, or allied with the queer community seeking to foster a safe and welcoming environment for LBGT+ students and to ensure that the educational mission of MIT is upheld for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Check out our calendar for more!

Rainbow Lounge Hours: Fall 2015

13:00-18:00 / 1:00P-6:00P
13:00-18:00 / 1:00P-6:00P
13:00-18:00 / 1:00P-6:00P
13:00-18:00 / 1:00P-6:00P
12:00-18:00 / 12:00P-6:00P

Want/Need to meet outside of these hours?
Contact Julio Oyola ( or Abigail Francis ( to set up an appointment.

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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