The Rainbow Lounge is open. LBGTQ+ Services will be running programs throughout the year.  All students do have extended tap access to use the space as long as Walker doors are open. Come on in!

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Library Resource

We have an online library to see all our books! Click Here.  You can check them out in person when you visit the Rainbow Lounge.


LBGTQ+ Services Programs

LBGTQ+ Services has a wealth of programs. Below you'll find our current list of programs that change every month. If you're interested in learning more about our programs for incoming students, annual events, reoccuring programs, and our Rainbow Compass Mentorship program then please go to our history of LBGTQ+ Services Programs Page here.
Want to work on an event together? Email The LBGTQ+ Services staff is here to make it happen. 

QTWoC Community Gathering 

Description: Building a queer and trans community for women and nonbinary people of color. Please join LBGTQ+ Services and Women and Gender Services at SPXCE W 31-110. Enjoy light refreshments, create buttons, play games, and jam to personalized QTWoC Playlist! Come to mix and mingle with other queer and trans women of color and non-binary students of color.
  • Location: SPXCE W31-110
  • Date: Monday, March 6th 
  • Time:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LBGTQ+ Crafts Day: Origami 

Description: Join the Rainbow Lounge for an evening of crafts. This crafts event is lead by our Rainbow Lounge Student workers who will guide you in Origami designs. 
  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Thursday, March 9th 
  • Time:  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Queer Leaders Chat 

Description: Calling all leaders and members of the LBGTQ+ Community of MIT (not just official titles) who work in supporting and advancing the needs of LBGTQ+ students. Stop by the Rainbow Lounge and with the Assistant Director of LBGTQ+ Services to learn from them and one another on topics related to LBGTQ+ life at MIT. 

  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Friday, March 10th
  • Time:  4:30 pm - 5:30pm

  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Friday, March 10th 2023
  • Time:  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


QTPoC Dinner with Lama Rod Owens 

Description: Join us for a conversation and dinner with Lama Rod Owens, Tantric Buddhist minister. As a Black, Queer activist, Lama Rod focuses on spiritual practices that call people home to their bodies and their communities. In his book Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger, he teaches about "facing our anger and welcoming it as a teacher and friend so that it can help us to benefit ourselves and others.


LBGTQ+ Game Night  

Description: Chill out and avoid some of that homework in the Rainbow Lounge. Bring  friends and play board games, card games and kahoots. 

  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
  • Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm


LBGTQ+ Services x McKinsey Co.: What is Consulting and GLAM

Description: Come learn about GLAM, McKinsey Co. network supporting consultants who identify as LGBTQ+.

  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Thursday March 16th
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:00 Pm


Trans Day of Visibility 

Description: ​​Every year we honor International Transgender Day of Visibility, a time to celebrate transgender and non-binary people around the globe and acknowledge the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. Join us in the Rainbow Lounge for food, games, and community as we celebrate the beauty of our Tans Community. Students, Staff, and Faculty are all invited 

  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Thursday, March 23rd 
  • Time:  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Recurring Events

Regular events are our programs that happen can happen as pop up events, regualar weekly events, or bi-monthly that are put on by our LBGTQ+ Graduate Assistants and Rainbow Lounge Student Workers. Please note that regularly scheduled events are on pause for the month of May. Stay tuned for email updates in the coming weeks.

Movie Night: Veneno EP 1 & 2 

Description: Join us as we stream episode 1 & 2 of Veneno. Based on the memoir by Valeria Vegas “Not A Whore, Not A Saint: The Memories of La Veneno,” Spanish creators and directors Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi bring the most beloved transgender icon of the 90s, Cristina Ortiz (La Veneno) to life.  The series follows Valeria, a young journalism student who discovers she has more in common with La Veneno than she thought. The two women were born in very different times, but their stories become intertwined when Valeria writes a book about La Veneno. Through learning more about her, Valeria discovers her chosen family, how to love herself, and the impact of mass media in the life of an enigmatic entertainer. (Show is in spanish; English subtitles will be turned on) TV M 

  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Friday, March 3rd.  
  • Time:  4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Queer Talks

A once a month conversation led by the Rainbow Lounge that enages LBGTQ+ students in topics and issues impacting the community. LBGTQ+ students engage in dialogue and learn from each other as they explore controversial topics and leave with tips and tools on how to take action. 

Family Dinner

Join us in the Rainbow Lounge once a month for a Queer good time focused on being in community while we enjoy food.

LBGTQ+ Family Dinner


Description: Join us in the Rainbow Lounge once a month for a Queer good time focused on being in community while we enjoy food.Bring your friends, jam out to music, and eat some food as a community at our family dinner.

  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2023  
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm