Justice for Zelim Bakaev – Rally!

Lyosha Activism, Crimes, Event, Immigrants, LGBTQ, Russia, Solidarity Leave a Comment

A year ago, Zelim Bakaev (a Chechen singer) has disappeared in Chechnya while visiting his sister’s wedding. That was a beginning of the third wave of anti-LGBTIQ purges taken place in Chechnya. Since then, there have been a lot of rumors concerning Zelim’s disappearance, including Ramzan Kadyrov’s (The Head of Chechnya Republic) statement that Zelim was killed by his own …

Russian-Speaking LGBTIQ Community Is Under Homophobic Attack

Lyosha Activism, Immigrants, LGBTQ, Solidarity Leave a Comment

Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President at RUSA LGBT has been threatened with his life and bodily harm after contradicting racist remarks coming from Malka Shahar during the life TV appearance on July 13th. After that, Lyosha started receiving hate comments and messages from Malka’s followers, as well as herself personally. Malka has produced multiple posts accusing Lyosha in witch hunting.   Here …

RIF Asylum Workshop: Advice About Asylum Interview (in Russian)

Lyosha Asylum / Убежище, Immigrants, Resources / Ресурсы Leave a Comment

http://www.rifnyc.org/important-news-on-asylum/2018/6/22/russian-language-advice-about-asylum-interview   Advice about Asylum Interview (RUSSIAN) June 22, 2018 Translated into Russian by Tanzilya Oren. СОВЕТЫ ПО СОБЕСЕДОВАНИЮ И ЗАЯВЛЕНИЮ НА УБЕЖИЩЕ И ЧАСТО ЗАДАВАЕМЫЕ ВОПРОСЫ ОТ  БЫВШЕГО СОТРУДНИКА ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОГО ОФИСА ПО УБЕЖИЩУ В понедельник, 4 июня 2018 года, Итан Таубс (Ethan Taubes), бывший сотрудник по вопросам убежища в государственном Офисе по Убежищу в г. Ньюарке, рассказал членам сообщества RIF …

RUSA Holds the World Cup Protest, 6/19

Lyosha Activism, Event, LGBTQ, Russia, Solidarity Leave a Comment

Dear friends! This year Russia holds the World Cup! Despite the multiple protests, FIFA has not issued any statements demanded protection of LGBTIQ individuals, or, should we say, FIFA has nor been more persistent in its politics towards protection its LGBTIQ fans. A couple days ago Russian ultra-right group of so-called Cossacks, had urged that it is going to patrol …

RUSA LGBT is Honored by Letitia James

Lyosha Activism, Asylum / Убежище, Event, Immigrants, LGBTQ, Pride, Solidarity Leave a Comment

On June 11, 2018 RUSA LGBT was honored to be recognized by its friend and ally, Tish James, the NYC Public Advocate for launching the Brighton Beach Pride and its work with refuges, asylum seekers, and immigrants from the countries of the Former Soviet Union. Tish James was only one elected official who had joined RUSA’s first Brighton Beach Pride …