Open to All MIT-Affiliates
Here you learn more about the ways you can stay informed on everything LBGTQ+ Services-related at MIT!
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.
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
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.
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! Web: http://gamit.mit.edu
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. Web: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lgbtgrad/
LBGT Grad QPoC
A group for graduate queer and trans people of color to hang out, connect, chat, and support one another in a safe space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LBGT-Faculty is MIT's list-serv for LBGTQ faculty. Contact Abigail Francis (email@example.com) for more information!
Qstaff (Queer Staff) is MIT's list-serv for LBGTQ+ staff and faculty.
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 bglata.alumgroup.mit.edu for more information!
*What does alumnx mean? Alumnx is the gender inclusive term that can be used to refer to a group of people (instead of alumni or alumnae) or to refer to a singular person (instead of the gendered alumna or alumnus). Alumni is a genderless word to refer to former students who have graduated, however using alumnx is a way to signal that it's inclusive of all gender identities. It also follows the trend of other words that are changing to be more gender inclusive such as Latinx or Womxn.
Think of using alumnx the same way you would use "they" pronouns to refer to someone as a singular or a group of people. It all depends on context! Examples are:
- Robyn is an alumnx of MIT, they were a course 6-2.
- Robyn and Logan are alumnx of MIT, they were a course 6-2 and 6-9.