Friday, October 17, 2014



Baruch's celebration of LGBT History Month is continuing to impress. This week, GLASS proudly hosted three events. 

Wow! On Tuesday during Club Hours we proudly invited allies and members of the LGBT community to Straight But Not Narrow: Supporting the LGBT Community. We discussed what it means to be an ally and the importance of making our peers and loved ones feel comfortable enough to flaunt who they are. Regarding the atmosphere of the event, GLASS President Joshua Altamarino (aka James Altam) said it created a "safe, open space for both allies and LGBT persons to ask questions and become informed" about current issues the community faces daily. If this event left you hungry for more, be sure to join GLASS for its first ever Ally Week in November!

Thursday was jam-packed with great events, starting with an informative conference-type event during Club Hours called Making Strides: The Importance of LGBTQIA Non-Profit Organizations. There, representatives from NPO's on the front lines of the LGBT community's struggle for equality, including Hetrick Martin Institute, The Bailey House, The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY), The Ali Forney Center, and Lambda Legal came to speak. Each of them described to us the reality of being a part of a NPO and how rewarding it is to know that you played a crucial role in bettering a young person's life. Even though our President was battling a cold, the event went off without a hitch. 

Later that evening, we had the treat of attending the Gender Role Workshop. There we learned about the various different types of gender identities and played games which helped us realize how many stereotypes there are surrounding the "roles" of men and women. We each left with this message in our minds: The bottom line is that we should each be our own people, and feel empowered to be true to ourselves. 

Stereotypes and norms do not make you who you are. 

What a week, guys! Stay tuned for our next events, continuing this week! 

Making Strides: LGBTQ NPO Panel 

Elisa Buttafuoco 

Monday, October 13, 2014


Good Evening Everyone!

Tomorrow is the Straight But Not Narrow, an Ally event where one can learn how to be an ally and what they can do to make each place a safe place for the LGBT community. Christie Chala from Dare to Engage and Ryan A. from the Counseling Center will discuss what to do as an ally as well as how to face certain situations. Bring a friend and come on by!!

On Thursday October 16th

Interested in what others are doing for the LGBT Community?

Hear from non-profit organizations that help the LGBT Community each and every day. Organizations like Lambda Legal Bailey House , The Hetrick-Martin Institute and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY) will discuss their organization’s goals, address current struggles, and provide you information regarding volunteering.
Don't miss this opportunity to network with the best and seeing what YOU can do to make the world a safer place for the LGBT Community.

Kimberly Torres 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Good evening!

Thursday marked the first day of Baruch's LGBT History Month. Baruch GLASS hosted an Open Mic Night which was a major success! We had the pleasure of hearing a handful of original poems read by published LGBT poet & writer ,  Elliot Torres. We also had the opportunity to ask him questions about his experiences and even get his novel autographed. It was his second time performing at Baruch College, and hopefully not the last. Next, the audience was treated to hearing songs sung in different languages and listening to laugh-out-loud funny stories, all performed by students. It is safe to say Baruch's Got Talent! Thanks to the courageous performers, devoted co-sponsors, and excitable audience members for contributing to this event. Don't get post-concert depression, there are many more exciting events coming up for
LGBT History Month!

Stay tuned! 
Elisa Buttafuoco
Assistant Marketing Chair

LGBTHM Week 1 Recap

Happy Friday Everyone!

Yesterday was the beginning of LGBT History Month and it had one of the best turn outs Baruch College has ever seen!

Recap of Pride Parade 

Many of our GLASS members, CoSponsors and a few faculty from the Office of Student Life and Dare to Engage marched through the 25th Street Plaza chanting and cheering as other Baruch students joined in on the spirit of LGBT History Month. At 1pm the parade was followed by a reception where Tracy, a trusted advisor to GLASS for many years, shared the history and her experience with GLASS (formerly known as GALA).  All the GLASS E-board and LGBT History Month Planning Committee announced the list of events that will be happening for the next three weeks. 

Special Thanks to Joshua (President & Co-Chair of LGBT History Month) for hosting such an amazing Opening Ceremony!!!

Recap of Open Mic Night 

LGBT poet and writer Elliot Torres opened the night by indulging the audience with pieces from his book and poetry work. Afterwards one of our own Baruch students Taylor Higgs  opened the floor by performing one of his songs. With the creativity flowing the room, other talented performers shared poems, played instruments and sang a song. Many thanks to the cosponsors such as Toastmasters,VSA andWBMB for helping GLASS set up and make that night one of the best starts of LGBT History Month. 

Special Thanks to Frankie (Secretary of GLASS) and Pong (Event Coordinator of GLASS) for putting together this wonderful event!!

Next week will be the Straight But Not Narrow (10/14) and Making Strides: LGBT NPO Panel (10/16)

Stay Tune for more LGBT History Month News!!

Kimberly Torres 
Marketing Chair of LGBTHM2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014



This Thursday October 9th 

GLASS will be marching in the Pride Parade during Club Hours at the
25th Street Plaza. Come join us as we show our LGBT spirit and follow up with a reception, a special guest speaker then event remarks.

That night join us for Open Mic Night happening in NVC Room 2-125 from 6pm-9pm featuring LGBT poet & writer Elliot Torres and members of the Baruch Community as we indulge in a evening of poet reading and h'orderves. 

Hope to see you all this Thursday! 

Don't forget to hashtag LGBTHM2014 on all events you attend. 

Kimberly Torres
Marketing Chair 
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