Brighton Beach Pride in Media

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In English: 1) After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn 2) Russian LGBTs Holds First Brighton Beach Gay Pride March 3) ‘Make Birobidzhan Gay Again’ Dispatch from the inaugural Brighton Beach Pride Parade in south Brooklyn 4) Activists Hold First Ever Russian Pride Parade in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach 5) New York’s …

Chants / Кричалки – Brighton Beach Pride

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– Brighton Beach, who is here? – We are queer, we are here! Brighton-Brighton, we love you! Trump and Putin — bad for you! Queer immigration benefits the nation! Квир-иммиграция украшает нацию! Долой расизм, гомофобию, сексизм! – Это чей город? – Это наш город! – Это чей город? – Это наш город! Гомофобия – террор, гомофобом быть позор! – Hey-hey! …

Press Release – Brighton Beach Pride

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RUSA LGBT Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association Contact: Date of event: Saturday, May 20, 2017 Time: 11:30 a.m. (step-off at noon; rally at 1 p.m.) Place: Brighton Beach Boardwalk and Ocean Parkway, 3 Riegelmann Boardwalk Details: Brighton Beach Pride March FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 19, 2017 Brighton Beach Pride Calls for an End to Anti-LGBT Discrimination in …

Brighton Beach Pride – Handmade Signs

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Last Wednesday we were preparing handmade signs! Check out photos! Russian journalist and LGBTQ activist Elena Kostyuchenko was in town for PEN World Voices Festival and helped out with one of the signs! :)   Please donate to help us pay for the Pride: . Thank you! About Brighton Beach Pride:

CBST Hosted a Conference Call on Chechnya

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On May 11, 2017 CBST in collaboration with RUSA LGBT hosted the conference call regarding persecution of LGBTIQ people in Chechen republic of Russia. “Senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum facilitated a conversation with presenter Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President of RUSA LGBT, from New York City.” To listen, click on:   20 мая 2017 CBST  совместно с RUSA LGBT провели телефонную конференцию, посвященную …

Drag Queen Pin: CABARET

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RUSA LGBT would like to invite you to the charming world of cabaret! Songs from famous musicals will be performed by our magnificent divas. Come and enjoy the glorious Moulin Rouge atmosphere, which will be recreated at the Therapy NYC on May 30, 2017. It`s the forth Drag Queen Pin Party organized by RUSA LGBT. Come to visit us, enjoying …

Brighton Beach Posters

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Yesterday we finished drawing handmade signs and today we finished designing the posters for print. Take a look at this set of posters! We hope you will find one that you’ll like to carry at the Brighton Beach Pride! More info here: Saturday, May 20th – Brighton Beach Pride. Please donate to help us pay for the Pride: . Thank …

May 1st Rally In St.Petersburg, Russia. Igor Kochetkov (left), the chairperson of the Russian LGBT Network is detained. Image By фонтанка.ру

Russian LGBT Activists and Board Member of the Russian LGBT Network Detained

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Friends – today several LGBTQ activists were detained in St. Petersburg, Russia during a May 1st Rally. They were detained for raising rainbow flags and chanting “Kadyrov to The Hague”. One of the detained activists is Igor Kochetkov, the former chairperson of the Russian LGBT Network and current Board member (updated). Russian LGBT Network is the only Russian organization that …

Denis Davydov is FREE!

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Dear friends!!! HUGE NEWS!!! Denis Davydov, who was detained by ICE, and kept in detention about 5 weeks in Florida has been released today!!! Thank you everyone for your attention and care! ❤️ Дорогие друзья! ГОРЯЧИЕ НОВОСТИ!! Денис Давыдов, котоорый был задержан Иммиграционной полицией, и проведший в задержании более 5ти недель был выпущен сегодня на свободу!! Спасибо всем, кто …

Meeting with Sumaiya Khalique, the Immigration Attorney

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Dear friends! We would like to invite you to a meeting with Sumaiya Khalique, the immigration attorney. Sumayia will speak about the asylum process and recent challenges. Sumaiya specializes in asylum applications, deportation defense, and employment visas. Sumayia begun her legal career in the are of criminal law, with internships in Sydney (Australia), and the United States. Sumaiya’s internships in …

Letters to ICE

Asylum Seeker Detained by ICE

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On March 13, 2017, ICE detained a member of RUSA LGBT community, Denis Davydov, while he was returning from his trip from the US Virgin Islands. According to ICE, Denis was detained due to a visa violation because he applied for political asylum after his visa has expired, which is a common practice for asylum seekers. We believe that this detention is …

Protest Against Torture and Murders of Gay and Bi Men in Chechnya, Russia

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CALL TO ACTION: Join our protest against torture and murders of gay and bisexual people in Chechnya, Russia Bring pink flowers and protest signs. When: April 22, Saturday, 3pm Where: 9 E 91st St, New York, near the Russian Consulate. RSVP on Facebook: What is happening: Human rights violations on mass scale in Chechnya. Gay and bi men are abducted, …

Russian Queer: Revolution or Devolution?

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Dear friends! We would like to invite you to a Lyosha’s public lecture, organized by Tompkins Square Library (NYPL) in collaboration with RUSA LGBT. RUSSIAN QUEER: REVOLUTION OR DEVOLUTION? The century of persecution, struggle, and broken hopes for Russian LGBTIQ. Living inside the mental and spiritual prison for years during the Soviet times, Russian gays all of a sudden had …

RUSA Readings: The Power of Queer Manifesto

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Dears! How many times you have heard phrases like “LGBTIQ Movement”, “activists”, “Queer fighters”, “Queer Ideology”? And how many of you ever read one of the statements created by LGBTIQ activists? We would like to invite you to join our readings! This time we will discover a few Queer Texts (Manifestos) that have changed the way of imagining the LGBTIQ …

Getting Job in a Corporate America: Presentation

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Dear friends!   We had yesterday a great presentation, how to get a job in a corporate America! Thanks to Igor – our presenter!   Everybody who wants to catch the train, here is a Igor’s presentation! It could be very useful!! Дорогие друзья!   Вчера у нас состоялась встреча, посвященная тому, как получить работу в корпоративной Америке! Спасибо Игорю! …

DRAG QUEEN PIN-III: Around the World

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Dears! The third night of DRAG is coming up! We would love to dedicate that show to everyone who has ever been discriminated against, bullied, or treated as a second-class human being. The main concept of the party: AROUND THE WORLD! Hits Across the Globe! Join us, and perform along! April 25, 2017 6.30 pm THERAPY NYC, 348 West 52nd …

So long, Gilbert!

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R.I.P., Gilbert Baker, the father of Rainbow Flag!   Gilbert Baker, the San-Francisco-based artist who created the rainbow flag as a symbol for the gay community, has died aged 65, US media report.  

Getting a Job in a Corporate America

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On April 5, 2017 RUSA LGBT will hold a meeeting dedicated to getting a job in a corporate America. We will cover the basics of the job search, resume and cover letter preparation, interview preparation, dressing for success, nailing the interview and doing the proper follow-up. Don’t miss it! April 5, 2017 at 6.30 pm Address: 130 West 30th Street, …