Being LBGT and at MIT: A Collection of Photographs

About the Collection

Begun in 2001, the collection has a broad set of purposes, including raising awareness and providing an opportunity for the LBGT community to celebrate. Being LBGT is, if nothing else, a varied journey for each of its members. We hope that this exhibit will serve as an opportunity for the MIT community to share in our experience and take a moment to reflect on the role of society, diversity, and norms in each of our lives.

Each photo contains at least one person who identifies as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, or queer. The photos contain images of faculty, students, staff, alumni, and our friends and partners. The photographers are all LBGT or friendly members of the MIT community.

For more information or to express interest in having a photograph taken for the Collection, please e-mail

Information about Collection Displays

The Collection is exhibited, on occasion, on campus. lbgt@mit works to coordinate two public displays a year. In addition, offices, living groups, or labs are welcome to work with us to set up a specialized display in their space. Some of the photographs from the Collection have also been integrated in the design of the lbgt@mit website and in the publication FREE2B. Please contact for more information.

The next public display of the collection is scheduled for Thursday, October 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM in Lobby 10. In addition, there will be a preview of the Collection at the annual Rainbow Reception to be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 4-6 PM in the East Campus Talbot Lounge. More information about the Reception is available at | Walker Memorial, 50-005 | (617) 253-5440