Programs

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/

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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.

LBGTQ+ Services Programs

LBGTQ+ Services has a wealth of programs that have moved to a digital format.  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.

 


Signature Events

 

Virtual Lavender Graduation May 11 5pm EST

Virtual Lavender Graduation

  • Date: Tuesday, May 11th
  • Time: 5 - 6:30pm EST
  • Description: Lavender Graduation is a time to celebrate our LBGTQ+ MIT graduates - undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc students who have graduated or will graduate in 2021 -  and the wonderful things they've accomplished.  The entire MIT community is invited to enjoy and be with us on this date to recognize our grads.  There will be music, speeches, a mini-dance party, and more.  This event will not be recorded.  Thank you to Alumni Association and BGLATA for being a partner in putting on Lavender Graduation.  Please RSVP in order to get the link.

 

 

    Escape the Room

    Can you escape before the time runs out? The themes are currently Prison Break, Gold Rush, and The Heist. You can sign up by yourself or sign up and encourage your friends to as well. Escape the Rooms will be scheduled as demand dictates, so let us know if you would like to participate! You can sign up by yourself or sign up and encourage your friends to as well, first come, first serve, to all MIT community members. Here is the link to learn more about the company we will be working with: theescapegame.com/remote-adventures/ To sign up email lmcnair@mit.edu.
     

    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
      • April 2, 16, and 30
      • 6-8pm EST
      • Zoom Link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/96166084800
      • Description: Come hang out with our Rainbow Lounge student workers to play games, watch movies/tv, chat, and more!  Follow us on our Intagram for specific events the closer it gets to the date.  April 2 and 30 will be a movie, and April 16 will be a game night. All are welcome. 

    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. Make sure to check out the new QTPOC webpage for more information and resources! 

    • Date: April 7th, 2021 
      • Description: QTPOC Movie Night: On April 7th, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm EST. A movie day will be happening! Come watch Godzilla vs. Kong (Rated PG-13)! Bring popcorn, snacks, friends and enjoy this anticipated movie.
      • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
      • Zoom: https://mit.zoom.us/j/91630132061​​
    • ​​Date: April 22nd, 2021 
      • Description: QTPOC Earth Day Raffle: For Earth Day which is April 22nd, 2021 there will be a raffle to win some great prizes that supports healthy sustainable living (water bottles, plants, and more). More details will be announced.
      • Time: All Day
      • Location: LBGTQ+ Services Social Media 

    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.

     

    Monday/Tuesday

     

    Announcements

    Are you an MIT student group seeking funding for an LBGTQ+ centered project, event, or leadership opportunity through LGBTQ+ services? Use this form to apply for fundsThe LBGTQ+ Services team will review all applications and then get back to you about funding and possible next steps. If you are a graduate student group and have questions, please email Nina Foushee nfoushee@mit.edu. If you are an undergraduate student group, please email Robert Hines at hinesr@mit.edu.  

    SOME OPPORTUNITIES

    • NSLDC Pride: LGBTQA+ Virtual Leadership Conference - NSLDC Pride is a national leadership experinece dedicated to empowering and educating LGBTQA+ student leaders to create change on their campuses and in their communities. The virtual conference is October 23, 2021. Learn more about it here: http://nsldcpride.org/ and use the above LBGTQ+ Services form to apply for funding.

     

    Trans Day of Rememberance Event

     

    Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and be a part of Trans Day of Remembrance.  If you were unable to see the program, we have the opening video by Reverend Cody Sanders, the LBGTQ+ Specialist, from the Office of Religious, Ethical and Spiritual Life (ORSEL). This video is closed captioned.