Digital Content

This is the new LBGTQ+ Services web page so people can easily find all the content for online programs, events, and more.  This page will be updated regularly so if you're ever unsure of what program is on what platform or when then check back here. 

We have an online library that you can see all our current books, movies, and games herehttps://lbgtqmit.libib.com/

Also, follow us on social media!               

There's also an Online and Virtual Resource List that might be helpful for people to view and see what is of interest to them.


Signature Events

To see our past events, please take a look at our archive of events.

 

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    Rainbow Compass Mentorship Program

    The Rainbow Compass Mentorship Program is back up and running for the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 semester. The program aims to create a structured and trusting relationship between pairs of graduate and undergraduate LBGTQ+ MIT students (mentees) together with caring LBGTQ+ faculty/staff/alumnx (mentors). The goal is to create a professional relationship where mentors provide guidance and encouragement while supporting the personal and professional development of the mentees through various matters. 

     

     

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    Crafterday Corner

    Crafterday Corner is a chance for MIT students to come together virtually, chat, and do a craft. The program will take place once per month, starting in October. 

    • First Crafterday Corner Date: Wednesday, October 28th
    • Time: 5-7:00 PM EST
    • Sign-up link: https://tinyurl.com/crafterdayoctober
    • Any MIT student can sign up to participate for the monthly craft session. Students must sign up by September 30th at 5pm EST. On October 1st, we will use a randomizer to select 15 students from the list of sign-ups to participate. The selected students will be asked to fill out an additional form with an address or post box where they can receive a craft kit. The craft kits will be sent out the first week of October. On the last Wednesday of the month (October 28th, between 5 and 7pm EST)  an LBGTQ+ graduate assistant, Nina Foushee, will facilitate a crafting session on Zoom. In October we will be drawing together. This will be a fun, relaxed opportunity for conversation, bonding, and building community. Students who are not selected to participate one month are welcome to sign up for future months. Crafterday Corner is open to all LBGTQ+ MIT students and allies.  

     

    Web Fam Fridays 

    These are zoom hangout events that can range from chatting, to movies, to games and more that start in April for every Friday.  All you need to do is click the link, download the easy Zoom file, and then you're good to go enter the meeting room to watch that day's movie.  You have the ability to talk in the chat room feature on the side, have a live video of yourself, or just have a photo.  WFF events are open to all in the LBGTQ+ and ally MIT community.

    • FRIDAYS
      • ​Time: 7-9:00 PM EST
      • Zoom Link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/95443294045
      • Description:  Drop by for some fun variety of games, new themes every week!
        • October 2: Sudoku, crosswords, solitaire 
        • October 9: Skribbl, Spyfall, Scattegories
        • October 16: Mafia, Avalon, Secret Hitler
        • October 23: Among Us, One Night
        • October 30: Spooky Mystery (TBA)

     

    QTPoC

    QTPoC is for queer and trans people of color to hang out with each other once a month, chat, watch movies, and have support. The first part of QTPoC is chilling online and talking and building community.  How have you been?  What have you been up to? Got anything you want to share?  The secnod part of QTPoC might be a game, program, event.  Feel free to join at any time and bring your friends!  QTPoC is a space for LBGTQ+ students of color in the MIT community.  

    • Wednesday, October 28th 
      • Time: 7-8:30 PM EST
      • Zoom Link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/6587064130
      • Description: QTPOC Costume Party!  Come to QTPOC's Costume Party! Dress up or have a fun Halloween background of your choice. Play some games and win some prizes.

    T-Time

    T-Time is a student centered group for trans and gender diverse/gender questioning students.  The group is led by staff member Erin Erhart, who is working with the trans and gender diverse community at MIT to facilitate coalition building, community outreach, and community education.  There's also a slack and email list serv.  Please email erhart@mit.edu to find out more.  T-Time is a space for trans and gender diverse/gender questioning students in the MIT community.

     

    Rainbow Lounge Hangout Hours

    Chill with us virtually this summer, every other week, with other people just to chill if they want to, talk with others, or be together virtually while you're doing something else.  Who knows, maybe you want to take over one to showcase what you're working on.  Open to all LBGTQ+ and allies in the MIT community.

     

    MONDAYS

    • ​Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM EST
    • Zoom Link:  https://mit.zoom.us/j/99711197693
    • Description: Monday hangouts are run by one of the Rainbow Lounge student workers, Amelia! Come drop by to play games, chat, watch TV, and more.
      • ​Nov 2: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
      • Nov 9: Indigenous Futurisms Listening & Watch Party
      • Nov 16: Chambers Ep 1 & 2
      • Nov 30: Chanbers Ep 3 & 4

    TUESDAYS

    • ​Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM EST
    • Zoom Link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/99711197693
    • Description: Tuesday hangouts are run by one of the Rainbow Lounge student workers, Michael! Come drop by to play games, chat, watch TV, and more.
      • October 6th:  See if you can survive on the Oregon Trail on this perilous trek from this retro game.
      • October 13th: Come with me down a Youtube Rabbit-hole as we watch the strangest videos we can find.
      • October 20th: Hogwarts + more themed escape rooms.
      • October 27th:  Spooky Season hangout: Join as we go on a seemingly normal house tour that has a ~Spõõky~​ twist.

     

     

    Visibility Days

    These are active and passive programming to celebrate and highlight the LBGTQ+ community.  Check here frequently to see things like recommended book reading lists, downloadable buttons, games, and more.  To view our past visibility day events and content to view and play please click the archive link here