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Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgendered and Friends at MIT, endearingly referred to as GaMIT, is MIT’s all-purpose, industrial strength group for the GLBT and friends community. This group provides MIT with everything from GLBT-friendly resources throughout the greater Boston area to information on medical care to protests and demonstrations to your basic social setting for meeting people with similar goals and ideals.

GaMIT has a place for everyone, from the apathetic to the vehemently political and provides the MIT community with opportunities to enjoy both sides of the spectrum. The history of the group spans three decades, when GaMIT began as the Student Homophile League in 1969. Throughout the years, GaMIT has been involved in numerous activities promoting awareness, opportunities, and just plain fun.

Last year alone, GaMIT was involved in Fierce Forever (one of Boston’s premier party/drag shows), a publicized protest against ROTC’s policies regarding homosexuals, Thursday night study breaks (with food galore), Wednesday night Coming Out Support Groups, and a leadership retreat to Montreal.

This year promises to deliver even more GaMIT events, including musical and comedic performances, an amateur drag show, poetry readings, and our long-standing weekly study and support groups. In short, in this coming year, we hope to provide the MIT GLBT and friends community, with a safe, fun environment and the resources necessary to be involved in changing the community for the better.

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Mujeres Latinas

Mujeres Latinas welcomes all women who seek a group with compassion, spirit, and diversity. MIT may seem cold and lonely, but Mujeres Latinas provides a way to remember yourself. As a women’s support group, Mujeres Latinas provides a warm atmosphere of diversity and culture where everyone can share their ideas, feelings or daily frustrations.

Meetings are held every other Thursday from 6 to 7 in the Cheney Room, 3-310. Refreshments and ethnic food are usually available. In the past the group has had community service events as well as relaxation seminars. Mujeres Latinas is headed by an executive board, but every member contributes with their ideas and input. Because of each individual’s involvement, the semester’s events are planned by everyone. The goals for this year are to hold a fashion show as a fund raiser and make the Mujeres Latinas community stronger. Plus they are hoping to start a fit and healthy support network to keep members strong and healthy. Mujeres Latinas is here to support you so you can be strong physically, mentally and emotionally.

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