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Baruch College's LGBT History Month Brings Awareness to Students About Vital Issues

NEW YORK, NY- October 23, 2012 Through November 1, Baruch College is celebrating its 5th Annual LGBT History Month with discussions and events designed to educate students about facts, myths and issues faced by the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender community both on and off campus.

The month-long schedule of events includes film screenings, lectures and open discussions about LGBT issues and cultural experiences.

On October 25, two Baruch professors, Dr. Joshua Rutter in the psychology department and Dr. Arthur Lewin in the department of Black and Hispanic Studies, will lead the Sexuality and Ethnicity discussion. The panel of professors will talk about past and present issues being faced by the LGBT community in various cultures around the world. The event is scheduled 12:45p.m. 2:20 p.m. in the Newman Vertical Campus Building, Room 5-160, Lexington Avenue and 25th Street.

On October 30, Professor Rutter will moderate, Out in the Workplace, a discussion featuring Baruch alumna Leslie MacKrell, a consultant with the Bridgespan Group, a strategy consulting/executive search and philanthropy advising firm for nonprofit agencies; Michael Nina, a licensed counseling psychologist; and Marion Viray, a stay-at-home dad and Adjunct Career Counselor with Baruchs Starr Career Development Center. The panelists will discuss efforts to encourage education and equality in the workplace. The event is scheduled 12:45p.m. 2:20 p.m. at the Newman Vertical Campus, Room 5-165, Lexington Avenue and 25th Street.

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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