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Here you learn more about the ways you can stay informed on everything LBGTQ+ Services-related at MIT!

Lazo is one of several Spanish language terms for "bow", referencing the latter half of "rainbow" as well as the identities and experiences that tie us together within and across our communities. Students, staff, postdocs, and faculty are welcome. To join the TQPOC mailing list, or for more information about this and other events for trans and queer students of color, contact Lauryn McNair (she/her/hers) at
Want to stay up to date but don't like having your inbox overwhelmed? We offer a once-a-month newsletter that comprises events and information related to the LBGTQ+ community and beyond whether its happening at MIT, the local area, or elsewhere.
LBGT-members, formerly used for the LBGT Issues Group, is for faculty, staff, students, and alumnx working together to ensure that MIT is a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment and that MIT's educational mission is upheld for all students regardless of LBGT identity.
Will you be around over the summer? So will we, in our new home on the 2nd floor of Walker Memorial! Join us for our weekly P-Town planning meetings (5-6 p.m.) and movie nights (6 p.m.) on Thursdays beginning June 21st! To stay updated on other queer happenings over the summer, join the lbgt-summer mailing list!

Student Opportunities

MIT has employment opportunities as well as all-student groups and student clubs for you to join! If you have some questions about what might be the best fit for you, feel free to reach out to the groups directly or contact the LBGTQ+ Services staff!

Aces and Aros is a group for those who identify on the asexual/aromantic spectra. Request to join this mailing list for fun and safe events for asexual/aromantic individuals, as well as a safe space for asexuality-related discussions. Contact:
Affiliated is a student group dedicated to uniting and supporting students at the intersection of the FSILG and LGBTQIA+ communities at MIT. In doing so, we strive to improve the experience of all gender and sexual minority students both on and off campus. Come join us for discussions, social hours, and other adventures, often held at different FSILGs! Contact: Web:
BiPan/Omni is an unofficial group of students at MIT who identify as bisexual, panseuxal, omnisexual, or queer. Request to join this mailing list for fun and safe events for n-sexual (n>1) individuals. Contact:
GaMIT (gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, allies, and friends at MIT) is the oldest queer group at MIT and the first in the US. GaMIT provides an avenue for LBGT social and political advocacy. Study breaks, coming-out support groups, and other events occur throughout the year. GaMIT is a student group for undergrads and graduate students! Contact: • Web:
GFG is a student group focused on raising awareness around the ideas and theories of gender fluidity – within and without MIT – and their intersections with sex, race, sexuality, class, and other personal and cultural identities. Contact:
GWKG is an unofficial group of girls at MIT who kiss girls. Request to join this mailing list for fun and safe events for girls who kiss girls. Contact Abigail Francis ( for more information.
LBGT-student is the general, default listserv you can join to receive frequent updates and reminders about information, events, and news related to the LBGTQ+ community at MIT.
Students who work in the Rainbow Lounge Student Assistants support programs, services and events for the benefit of culturally-specific communities and MIT campus community. They are also responsible for tasks that maintain the daily functioning of the Rainbow Lounge. Click here and/or e-mail Lauryn McNair (she/her/hers) at for more information!
Queer West is a student group dedicated to creating a welcoming and accepting community and encouraging dialogue about LGBTQ+ issues. We meet on West Campus but welcome students from all parts of MIT. Contact:

Graduate Student Opportunities

MIT also has opportunities and graduate-focused groups and student clubs for you to join! If you have some questions about what might be the best fit for you, feel free to reach out to the groups directly! For further information, resources, and a calendar of events check out the Graduate Student Resources page.

BioLGBTQ+ is a new student group focused on creating a space where LGBTQ+ individuals and allies in the Biology community can feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Contact:
LGBT Grad is a student group run by and for LGBT grad students and friends of the MIT community. Our mission is build and maintain a graduate student LGBT community across the Institute, and to connect MIT grad students to the LGBT community in the greater Boston area. Website:
A group for graduate queer and trans people of color to hang out, connect, chat, and support one another in a safe space. Contact:
Sloan LGBT is a student-founded society fostering and promoting an honest and open environment for LBGT students, partners, faculty, and staff at Sloan. We also seek to increase personal and career growth opportunities for gay and non-gay professionals. Contact:
QUBE aims to highlight and create dialogue around the intersection of queer identity and the built environment through a variety of media including speakers, conferences, partnerships, publications, and social events. Contact:

Employee Resources

Here you will find information on e-mail lists targeted to faculty, staff, and postdocs!

MIT also has an LBGT Employee Resourge Group (ERG). The mission of the LBGT ERG is to promote an inclusive community for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer employees. The LBGT ERG will support MIT’s efforts to diversify staff and faculty, and will work to recruit and retain LBGTQ-identified employees. The LBGT ERG will serve as a visible, accessible resource for LBGTQ-identified employees and their allies and will provide LBGTQ-focused networking, educational and social opportunities for the MIT community. The LBGT ERG is open to all MIT faculty and staff. 

LBGT-Faculty is MIT's list-serv for LBGTQ faculty. Contact Abigail Francis ( for more information!
Qstaff (Queer Staff) is MIT's list-serv for LBGTQ staff and faculty. Contact Abigail Francis ( for more information!
qtPhDs @ MIT is a group that serves the LGBTQ+ community of postdoctoral researchers at MIT and their allies by providing resources that specifically address LGBTQ+ issues in postdoctoral professional development and encouraging successful career transitions for our members. Contact for more information!

Alumnx Resources

MIT BGLATA (formerly BGALA) provides a social and professional network for MIT affiliates who are supportive of bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender alumnx, including a dedication to improving the quality of life for these minorities at the Institute and beyond. Visit for more information!