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, …

RUSA LGBT Statement on ICE Detentions of Asylum Seekers

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ICE has detained a member of our community. We are grateful to Immigration Equality for doing everything they can to release them. This detention is very troublesome and we believe it is unlawful. ICE, empowered by President Trump’s Administration anti-immigrant rhetoric, overreaches and abuses power. The person that has been detained has filed for an affirmative asylum within 1 year …

Brighton Beach Pride Committee Meeting

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Dear friends! Time has come! Let’s meet and discuss details of the Brighton Beach Pride! We would like to invite each and everyone to become a part of this historical (I must say, epic) step forward! Let’s liberate ourselves! # MAKE BRIGHTON TOLERANT! March 22, 2017 6.30 pm 130 West 30th Street, New York – CBST (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) …


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RUSA LGBT is continuing its series of the Drag Queen Pin-2017 Contest! We had a lot of fun and enjoyment on March 7, 2017 (Thanks to Clara Zetkin:)) You still have a chance to become a Drag Star! The next event is on April 25 at Therapy!!  

Drag Queen Pin-2017: DISCO

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RUSA LGBT is continuing the Pre-Pride Drag Queen/King Contsest. If you feel that your DRAG personality is coming out of the closet with secret drawers, welcome! Express yourself!! We encourage everybody to participate regardless shame, fear, or embarrassment!! P.S. If you have questions regarding the Drag Contest, please, contact Aleksander ( or Olga (   March 7th 6.30-9.00 pm THERAPY …

Meeting NYPD LGBT Liaison Unit

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  RUSA will hold a meeting with the NYPD (New York Police Department) LGBT Liaison Unit. A meeting is aimed to learn how can we protect ourselves from being bullied, discriminated against our identity, or assaulted on the workforce, and public spaces. We also have an opportunity to learn our rights as LGBTIQ immigrants, living in NYC. A meeting is extremely …

Gender Games and Queer Puzzle

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DEARS! Let’s get together and play some games, aimed on the eliminating euphemisms, equivoques, and vivd shame! Let’s name the things their names! Let’s pull together the pieces of the queer puzzle! Let’s have fun, playing ADULT games!! February 22, 2017 6.30 pm 130 West 30th Street, CBST (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) Дорогие! Давайте соберемся вместе и пограем в игры, …

Welcoming the Stranger-II Has Started

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RUSA LGBT and CBST (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) have started the second cycle of the “Welcoming the Stranger ” Project. The opening took place on February 15, 2017.   RUSA LGBT и CBST (ЛГБТ-Синагога НЙ) открыли запустили второй цикл проекта “Привечая странника”. Открытие проекта состоялось 15 февраля 2017 г.  


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DEARS!!!! RUSA LGBT is announcing the Pre-Pride series of events. We are going to kick off the Pride Awareness project on February 14th, at 6.30 pm at Therapy. The event is dedicated to St. Valentine’s Day and will be presented as the first stage of the “Drag Queen Pin-2017” Contest!! If you feel that your DRAG personality is coming out …

Meeting with JCH Bensonhurst

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RUSA would like to invite to a meeting with Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. They want to tell us about their Job Placement and Vocational Trainings Services, which they can provide for LGBT community. Primarily, those services are accessible for people who already have work permit. Although, for those who don’t it could be a great opportunity to get to …

RUSA Movie Screening Night

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Dear friends and allies, we have been following the current political situation too much for now. It is overwhelmed, outrageous, and controversial. Let’s escape for a moment from this political panopticon together, and watch a documentary. A documentary which shows a deep love, suffering, parents mistreatment, and teaches us a simply lesson – don’t give up! It is made in …

NYC Inauguration Protests and Marches

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Dear friends! If you do not have a chance to go to Washington in Inauguration Day or Day after to protest, we invite you to join RUSA in the protests that will take place in NYC: 1) NYC Stand Against Trump: Inauguration Day Rally & March Friday, January 20th 5-11 pm Foley Square, 111 Worth Street, NY, New York …

Medical Care, Mental Health, and Legal Services: Mount Sinai

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RUSA invites everybody to join a meeting with Zachary Fried, a social worker at Mount Sinai’s Adolescent Health Center and his team. Our guests would like to discuss with you the services that you can recive at their facility, including legal services for youth. They also would like to bring up the HIV topic as it is very relevant. Please, …