RUSA LGBT, Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association, will march as a group for the third consecutive year in the NYC Pride Parade on June 29th.
RUSA LGBT was founded in 2008 as a support network for Russian-speaking individuals who identify with LGBT community. The group consists of people who represent the diverse world of Russian-speaking cultures. RUSA LGBT regularly holds cultural and social events that bring together Russian-speaking American LGBT and their friends and family.
Since 2013, our group has been joined by a large influx of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender individuals from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan who fled these countries due to violence and persecution. These young, gifted and educated people have now become part of the New York City talent pool, contributing to the city’s innovation and growth. By marching in the world’s largest Gay Pride Parade, we are sending our message of support to everyone in the world who is persecuted for their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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