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Being Trans@MIT

The MIT nondiscrimination policy includes explicit protection for "gender identity."

MIT added this language in December 2003 to reaffirm its enduring commitment to maintain an environment of respect for all members of the MIT community. It is against MIT's policy to discriminate against anyone on the basis of gender identity.

MIT is a large, diverse institute with practices that vary by office and department. The Rainbow Lounge staff (LBGT@MIT) and the LBGT Issues Group continue to work with various MIT offices and administrators to explore, assess, and improve the areas of MIT policy and community life where trans* concerns may be better addressed.

If you experience anything at MIT that does not appear to be in concert with MIT's policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity, please contact us. The staff of the Rainbow Lounge is available to advise and assist MIT community members with any trans*-related challenges that occur on campus.


Trans* is an umbrella term which describes people whose gender identities and expressions are not fully defined by the gender they were assigned at birth. Trans* people may identify as one, none, or with several of the following gender-related identities: Agender, androgyne, bigender, gender fluid, genderfree, genderless, genderqueer, intergender, multigender, neutral, neutrois, nonbinary, third gender, trans*, transgender, transsexual, trans man, trans woman, and two-spirit, among others.


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