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 here: https://lbgtqmit.libib.com/
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
Lavender Graduation Cords and Certificate Packages
Are you a student or alum who’s graduating or graduated in 2020 or 2021? Are you interested in receiving a physical lavender graduation certificate and lavender graduation cord? If so, then please email email@example.com for the Google form link so LBGTQ+ Services can send out a package. You don’t need to have attended the 2020 or 2021 virtual Lavender Graduation to sign-up for a lav grad package.
If you would prefer a virtual lavender graduation certificate and NOT a package then email firstname.lastname@example.org directly your graduating year and name you want on your certificate and I’ll email it to you.
This will be a one-time package sent in a plain mailer, the return address will be coming from the Assistant Director of LBGTQ+ Services' home address (not Cambridge/MIT address).
The Assistant Director is the only one who sees this form and will be the only one mailing out the packages.
The contents of the package is: 1 lavender graduation cord and 1 lavender graduation certificate inside a certificate holder.
The name on the Lavender Graduation certificate and the name on the mailing address can be different. (You can also have the package sent to a friend/family member if you do not want the package sent directly to you.
Month of June Events and Programs
Pride 2021 Media Roundup
Happy Pride Month! This month we’ll be sharing some recommendations for media by LGBTQ+ creators and/or about LGBTQ+ people twice a week on our social media accounts: Instagram and Facebook. We’ll also be compiling a longer list of recommendations in a document on our website.
- Week 1 (Week of 6/7): Things to watch and listen to
- Spotify Playlist
- TV/Movie Recommendations
- Week 2 (Week of 6/14): Things to play
- Released video games
- Games to wishlist/look out for
- Week 3 (Week of 7/5): Things to read
Books (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)
Comics and webcomics
Intersections of Art/Activism/Research in HIV/AIDS
We welcome the MIT community to join us for a webinar on the “Intersections of Art/Activism/Research in HIV/AIDS Advocacy” on June 16th from 1-2:30 pm. We will have a panel discussion with Mark Harrington, Joy Episalla, Gregg Gonsalves, Sur Rodney (Sur), and Michael Cox.
We encourage everyone to watch the documentary How to Survive a Plague in advance (free for MIT personnel at bit.ly/documentaryMIT). This film highlights the HIV/AIDS advocacy movement of the 80s/90s, and specifically features the organizations ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, an international, grassroots political group working to end the AIDS pandemic) and TAG (Treatment Action Group, a research-based AIDS advocacy organization).
This event is sponsored by MIT LGBTQ+ Grad, the MIT Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Institute Community and Equity Office, the MIT Biological Engineering Graduate Student Board, and MIT LBGTQ+ Services.
DATE: June 16, 2021
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30pm EDT
REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/intersections_advocacy
Unintended Oppression: When Allyship Goes Wrong, with Ernest Owens
Join award-winning journalist, civil rights activist and cultural critic Ernest Owens as he speaks about how recognizing your biases can make you a better ally. There will be a 30 minute presentation followed by Q&A.
Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
Moderator: Lana Scott, LGBTQ+ ERG co-lead & Assistant Media Development Director, Open Learning
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 12 – 1pm EDT
Zoom link: Register here
Virtual Drag Bingo with Brita Filter
As part of this year's Pride festivities, MIT BGLATA is excited to present a Virtual Drag Bingo hosted by New York's own (and Drag Race Season 12 contestant) Brita Filter! Grab a beverage, bring your friends and get ready to enjoy a fabulous show (and maybe win some prizes too)!
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Time: 5-6 pm EDT
RSVP for Zoom Link: RSVP Here
BGLATA and LBGTQ+ Services are hosting a digital pride campaign all day on Wednesday, June 30th to celebrate the end of pride with LBGTQ+ MIT alum sharing what Pride Month means to them for our MIT LBGTQ+ students to be connected to the broader LBGTQ+ MIT community. E-meet alum, read their stories, and connect with them on our Instagram and Facebook.
Date: Wednesday, June 30th
Time: All day
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 funds. The LBGTQ+ Services team will review all applications and then get back to you about funding and possible next steps. Please email email@example.com for any questions.
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.