Yes, you read that right: alumnx. Writing on outdated letterhead that still uses MIT Alumni, MIT’s LGBTQ alumni organization, formerly known as MIT BGLATA, has changed its name to MIT Alumnx Pride “to more fully acknowledge and recognize all gender and sexual minorities.” Will MIT alumni enjoy the name as much as Hispanics love to be called Latinx? Will they follow the lead set by Northwest Missouri State University and celebrate Womynx History Month every March?
The MIT Alumni LGBTQ organization, called BGLATA, has changed its name to MIT Alumnx Pride.
— James Lindsay, god to socialist professors (@ConceptualJames) April 12, 2022
Thank God. Finally. We can now all sleep in peace. https://t.co/UZSBspSf7E
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) April 13, 2022
We realize they’re trying to do away with gendered language, but we’ll bet they all still say they have bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT. We’re honestly surprised there hasn’t been an effort to rename those yet, or maybe there has and we don’t know about it.
— Steven Horner 🍒🥒 (@CorporealMale) April 13, 2022
This is stupix.
— gwhizkids (@gwhizkids) April 13, 2022
holy shit… Because BGLATA wasn’t enough of a tong-twister already, right?
— Name is pending (@theoneNIP) April 13, 2022
We don’t even know what that stands for, but at least Duke University, which uses LGBTQQIP2SAA, tells you what the letters stand for.
Who’s gonna tell them that alumni is already neutral? 🤣🤣
— I hate the antichrist (@2040survivor) April 13, 2022
They were literally killing trans folx before with this transphobia. Will they be held accountable?
— Johnny Utah (@saigonandy1) April 13, 2022
They should compress and craft all of their jargon into a small dagger and stab me in both of my eyes. Please save me from my blind white male priviledge. Help me see the light and power of the alphabet
— Ryan (@ryacevez) April 13, 2022
Congratulations extended to all of the students, faculty, and staff of the illustrious Massachusix Institux of Technologix
— Hideous Monstrosity (@ArretCaTabarnak) April 13, 2022
Remember when pride referred to celebrating actual accomplishment?
— Mark W. (@thatfollowed) April 13, 2022
Maybe this was an April Fool joke that just started making the rounds on Twitter. Nope, we checked the website and they’re really going with alumnx. Seriously … alumnx? And in May they’re having 2022 Lavender Graduation … in the Rainbox Lounge. Seriously.
University announces the theme of its Womynx History Month celebration https://t.co/VmXSnfALMZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 2, 2022