Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer (LBGTQ) ERG

About

Co-Leads:

Lana Scott (Open Learning) lmscott@mit.edu, Danforth Nicholas (DMSE) dan4th@mit.edu, Rachel Ornitz (ICEO) rornitz@mit.edu

Our Mission:

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

The LBGTQ ERG is open to all MIT faculty and staff.

Objectives:

  • Affirming LBGTQ Identity
  • Building LBGTQ Community
  • Cultivating LBGTQ Equity

 

 

You Are Welcome Here Training

MIT offers LBGTQ+ inclusivity training for staff, faculty, and students! This training allows community members to receive their “black card“, certifying that they have been equipped with the skills and language to be active, vocal allies in making changes toward a more inclusive environment for LBGTQ+ folks.

Register through the Atlas training center or email yawh@mit.edu to find out about upcoming training sessions.

 

Restrooms

Use this digital restroom directory to locate gendered and all-gender restrooms across campus.

 

Travel Support

While MIT embraces diversity and empowers everyone to be their authentic selves, some populations may encounter cultural differences and legal challenges as they travel the world. MIT Global Support Resources has put together a guide for community members considering international travel.

 

LGBTQ+ Health at MIT Medical

MIT Medical is committed to providing comprehensive, supportive, personalized healthcare and information to individuals with diverse expressions of gender and sexuality and is proud to have been ranked as a top performer in the Human Rights Campaign 2022 Healthcare Equality Index.

 

Name Changes

Active employees may submit a name change notification form through HR to change their name in MIT systems.

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Institute prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other Institute administered programs and activities.

 

Anonymous Reporting Hotline

If you have concerns about gender-based or anti-LBGTQ+ incidents or behavior at MIT, you can report the incident through IDHR or on the Institute’s confidential hotline.

Co-Leads Lana, Danforth, and Rachel at the annual MITea Dance!
Looking for LBGTQ+ Student Services?

The student services office exists to ensure a safe and supportive campus-wide community where students of diverse gender, romantic, and sexual identities are all welcomed as equals.

Video Resources:

Beyond the Binary: Panel Discussion on Gender Diversity

Celebrate gender beyond a binary with a panel centering non-binary, gender fluid, & two-spirit gender identities and the diversity of ways in which these can show up.

MIT Medical Talks Monkeypox

Colleen McDonald gives an overview of Monkeypox transmission, prevention, and treatment options available through MIT Medical.

Gender Neutral Pronouns: A Quick History and Best Practices

Learn more about gender neutral pronouns with LBGTQ+ student services. Download the full transcript here.

Intersections of Art/Activism/Research in HIV/AIDS

Watch a panel of activists, artists, and change makers unpack and analyze the AIDS crisis. Hosted by LGBTGrad!

Upcoming Events from LBGTQ