Programs

SUMMER HOURS: The Rainbow Lounge is open but our student staff are off for the summer.  LBGTQ+ Services will be running light programs in the summertime.  However, all students do have extended tap access to use the space as long as Walker doors are open. Come on in!

 

Keep up to date and follow us on social media not only for events, but for our resources, workshops, partner events, and more. We post several times a week!
 

          

 

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.
 

Tie-Dye for Pride

Description: All are welcome to attend our tie-dye event for pride. We have white t-shirts from S - XL for you to tie-dye or bring your own clothing/hat/item.  
  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Tuesday, June 7th
  • Time: 2:30pm - 6pm

Boston Dyke March Parade

Description: We're taking students/staff/faculty/alum to watch the Boston Dyke March.    We'll meet in the Rainbow Lounge to hang out, make buttons, put out pride gear together (we have water bottles, snacks, drawstring backpacks, temp rainbow tattoos, mini pride flags, rainbow leis, etc.), then head over to the redline and down to Boston Commons.
Feel free to wear what makes you proud, bring blankets/chairs to sit in.  Bring your friends.
  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Friday, June 10th
  • Time: 
    • ​5:00pm - food and pride kits in the Rainbow Lounge
    • 6:00pm - group walk to redline to Boston Common
    • 6:30pm - Boston Dyke March pre-programming
    • 7:00pm - March kicks off

Movie Night - Fire Island

Description: Let's watch Fire Island (2022).  A group of queer best friends gather in the Fire Island Pines for their annual week of love and laughter, but when a sudden change of events jeopardizes their summer in gay paradise, their bonds as a chosen family are pushed to the limit.
  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Thursday, June 23
  • Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm 

Still Here, Still Queer: MIT Pride Tea Dance

Description: Celebrate Pride at MIT with the LBGTQ+ Employee Resource Group!

Join MIT (and Lincoln Labs) staff, faculty, and community members for a dance party for the MIT Queer Community. There will be music, food, dancing, raffles, give-aways, and more!

  • Location: E38 7th floor
  • Register: tinyurl.com/stillherestillqueer
  • Date: Wednesday, June 22nd
  • Time: 3:00 - 6:00pm 

Student Social: Pride Edition

Description: You asked and we listened. Join us for our Student Social: Pride Edition, as eat, listen to LBGTQ+ artist, have a raffle and kick back with our friends in honor of Pride Month!
  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Saturday, June 25th
  • Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm 

Virtual Drag Bingo (POSTPONED)

DescriptionMIT Alumnx Pride is putting on their second annual virtual drag bingo to close out pride month! More information to come in the fall.

 

  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD

Holding Space for Roe v. Wade

Description: Women and Gender Studies (WGS) and Women and Gender Studies (WXGS) are holding space for members of the MIT community in processing the Roe v. Wade decision.  There will be snacks, coloring books, low-fi music, and other items for people.
  • Location: 14N-213
  • Date: Tuesday, June 28
  • Time: 10am - 4pm

 

  • Location: 50-250 (Rainbow Lounge)
  • Date: Thursday, June 30
  • Time: 12pm - 5pm

 

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. 
 

Queer Student Leaders Chat 

Description: Queer Student Leaders Chats are a time for leaders of MIT's multiple queer student groups to gather, mingle, and brainstorm. They can also be a part of the SPXCE Advisory Board. Email lbgt@mit.edu to find out more about getting involved with the board
  • Location: Rainbow Lounge 50-250
  • Date: Paused in summer
  • Time: TBA

QTPoC Monthly Virtual/Hybrid Programming

Description: QTPoC is for queer and trans students of color at MIT to hang out with each other once to twice a month, chat, watch movies, have discussions, play games, and more. 
Feel free to join at any time and bring friends! 
  • Zoom Link: TBA
  • Date: Paused in summer
  • Time: TBA