First Year Group Dinners!
Thursdays at 6pm in the Rainbow Lounge
Calling the class of 2017! Are you new to MIT and looking to connect with other LBGTQ and ally 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!
LBGT Issue Group
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm in the Rainbow Lounge
The LBGT Issues Group is a committee of faculty, staff, students, and alumni(ae) who are lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, or just plain friendly 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. Meetings are once a month and address specific projects dealing with the concerns of the LBGT community. Anyone affiliated with MIT and LBGT-friendly is welcome to join and to participate.
Race and Trans* Identity: Oppression and Privilege at the Intersections
Saturday, November 16 1-3pm in the Rainbow Lounge
The Boston area trans* community is very diverse in terms of characteristics like gender identity, sexuality, ability, class background, race and ethnicity. This workshop will provide an opportunity for trans* people and allies to participate in facilitated discussions. Groups will explore what it means to have privilege and experience oppression related to trans* identity and racial identity.
On Sunday Nov. 17th, Boston's trans community and allies will commemorate the 15th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), where we will gather and remember our global community members who have died this past year. Join us the day before to reflect, especially considering that the vast majority of those who have been killed are transwomen of color.
Monday, November 18th from 12-2pm in the Rainbow Lounge
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 friends, QPOC Brunches are casual, friendly, community building for everyone.
Alley Stoughton: Gender Diversity at MIT and Beyond
Tuesday, November 19th from 7-9pm in the Rainbow Lounge
The Gender Fluidity Group proudly welcomes Alley Stoughton to MIT for Trans* Awareness Week. Alley Stoughton is a long-time academic computer scientist who is now a researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. She'll talk about her gender transition, from male to intergender to female, and lead a discussion about why we -- as a society, but also personally -- have so much trouble with gender diversity. Food will be provided!
How to be a Trans* Ally!
Wednesday, November 20th 6-7:30pm in the Rainbow Lounge
Learn more about the T in LBGT, the facts, the challenges, and the role you and others play as allies and as advocates. Join us for a discussion about Gender, Gender Fluidity, CisGender Privilege, and how to get involved and continue to support Trans* issues at MIT.
All are welcome! Dinner is available to those who RSVP to Abigail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11/14
Sponsors: LBGT@MIT, Gender Fluidity Group, G@MIT
LBGT ERG Networking Coffee Hour
November 21, 2013 from 8-10am in 10-105 (Bush Room)
Join the LBGT ERG as we network with other LBGTQ and Allied staff and faculty at MIT over coffee and bagels/muffins. All MIT ERG events are open to all MIT Employees.