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Welcome to LBGT@MIT

Over the course of the fall of 2015 and winter of 2016, a few hundred students and LBGTQ+ community members have been working to compile recommendations to the Institute that support an improved experience for LBGTQ+ students at MIT.

Keeping in mind the full breadth and intersections of identities found within all MIT communities and MIT community members, these recommendations are made in full support of and in collaboration/connection with the recent Black Students' Union (BSU), Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), Black Alumni/ae of MIT (BAMIT), Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO), women students, and Division of Student Life (DSL)/Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE)/Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) staff recommendations.

For more information about the BSU recommendations please visit:

For more information about the BGSA recommendations please visit:

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives."
- Audrey Lorde

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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.

Commitment 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

P-Town Planning Meetings
Every Thursday | 17:00-18:00/5:00P-6:00P | Rainbow Lounge (50-005)
All are welcome to join in the planning of the 14th Annual LBGTQA Community Retreat to Provincetown, MA. This year's retreat will be September 23-25 with contingencies from Harvard and Tufts. Anyone from the MIT community who is interested in helping to plan the retreat is welcome to participate in planning meetings.

Dinner & Movie Night!
Every Thursday | 18:00-20:00/6:00P-8:00P | Rainbow Lounge (50-005)
Please join us for LBGTQ and Ally Movie Night. All are welcome! FREE DINNER and a MOVIE every Thursday in the Rainbow Lounge through the summer. Early birds pick the film. Bring friends or come on your own. All are welcome. See you there!

Check out our calendar for more!

Rainbow Lounge Hours during Summer 2016

12:00-17:00 / 12:00P-5:00P

12:00-17:00 / 12:00P-5:00P

12:00-17:00 / 12:00P-5:00P

12:00-20:00 / 12:00P-8:00P

12:00-17:00 / 12:00P-5:00P

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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