Meeting with Yelena Tsodikovich, The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

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English text below RUSA LGBT приглашает всех желающих на встречу с Еленой Цодикович – представительницей Офиса мэра Нью-Йорка по делам иммигрантов, ответственную за реализацию программы NYC ID для иммигрантов. Встреча будет посвящена муниципальной программе  NYCID и ее особенностям. Данная программа ориентирована на социализацию иммигрантов и вовлечение их в активную культурную и социальную жизнь Нью-Йорка. Елена расскажет о специфике получения NYCID, о …

PRODUCTION OF GAY-THEMED PLAY BLOCKED BY KREMLIN, NOW AVAILABLE HERE FOR DOWNLOAD

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  In 2015, New York’s Tectonic Theater Project was working with Moscow New Drama Theatre to produce Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde in Moscow. Gross Indecency is Tectonic’s award-winning play about Oscar Wilde and the trials for his “crime” of homosexuality. In the middle of pre-production, though, the Kremlin blocked the Moscow revival. Outrage over this censorship …

Meeting with Attorney Brett Starks

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Next Monday March 7  at 1 pm, RIF Asylum Support will have a meeting with attorney  Brett Starks from Catholic Charities.  He will provide an overall review of the asylum application (I-589 form).  This meeting is for new asylum seekers and seats are limited so each person has a chance to ask their questions. Please send an email to Maria Blacque-Belair ( Director RIF …

The First RUSA Tearoom Readings

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The First RUSA Tearoom readings took place last Thursday! A new format of meetings has created to get more information and understanding the LGBTIQ identity issues from the literature perspective! We always ask ourselves, how are we represented in different cultures, and what gives us a sense of belonging? Do we have our own literature, and culture in general? Can we find …

Food Banks in NYC (“Банки еды в НЙ”)

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Дорогие друзья! В процессе иммиграции мы нередко сталкиваемся с материальными проблемами. Увы, порой, обстоятельства складываются так, что мы не всегда можем покрыть расходы на еду. В НЙ существует обширная сеть организаций, которые с радостью готовы вам помочь безвозмездно! Не стоит стесняться и относиться к данным сервисам с пренебрежением. В этом нет ничего постыдного и зазорного. Пожалуйста, если вы испытываете потребность в подобного рода …

Town Hall Meeting

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English text below! RUSA LGBT делает серьезный шаг на пути к обретению полноценного статуса некоммерческой организации, что подразумевает серьезную работу, ответственность и поддержку со стороны всех наших друзей, знакомых и коллег. В связи с этим, мы хотели бы пригласить вас на Town Hall Meeting, в рамках которой мы бы хотели услышать ваше мнение и получить обратную связь по следующим вопросам: …

RUSA LGBT Will Screen the Documentary on LGBTIQ Issues in Russia

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English text below! 31 января 2016 г. состоится официальное закрытие совместного проекта RUSA LGBT и CBST (ЛГБТ Синагоги Нью-Йорка) «Welcoming the Stranger»! Для всех русскоговорящих участников проект способствовал не только совершенствованию (изучению) английского языка, но и открытию новых мест и накоплению знаний об истории Нью-Йорка, и знакомства с американской культурой. Для англоговорящих участников проект был источником воплощения одной из наиболее важных еврейских ценностей – гостеприимства …

NYC: RUSA in the Meetup Spotlight

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RUSA LGBT was featured at a quarterly meetup.com luncheon on January 15, 2016. Representatives of RUSA attended the luncheon and shared RUSA’s experience in using Meetup platform for organizing different kind of events. During “Q&A” session we were asked how Meetup helped with community building, engaging people, making different interactions, and  developing communicational tools. People in the meeting (most of them were staff from different divisions of Meetup) were curious about RUSA’s social, political, …

Информационная брошюра: Asylum в США для LGBTIQ.

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брошюре, подготовленной RUSA LGBT, приводится информация относительно возможностей получения убежища (Asylum Status) в США. Мы отвечаем на следующие вопросы: на каких основаниях может быть предоставлено убежище в США, что такое преследование, как происходит процесс получения убежища, как найти бесплатных адвокатов в Нью-Йорке, каковы сроки получения убежища, когда можно получить разрешение на работу, что ждать на интервью, и другие. Брошюра также …

Asylum Support Legal Workshop

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The Office of the Mayor of NYC declares initiative ActionNYC which will involve increased legal services for refugees & and immigrants. Mr. Aron Soriano from the Mayor’s Office will present the new legal services soon available by the city.  It is a unique opportunity to share with him your needs as asylum seekers, and new immigrants such as delays for work permit, …

NYC: RUSA New Year’s Party

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NEW YEAR’S PARTY – RUSA LGBT New York December 19th, Saturday 6PM It’s time to eat some caviar! …and oliv’e :) Please register here: https://rusalgbt.wufoo.com/forms/new-years-party-rusa-lgbt/ Happy holidays!

Homophobic Murder in Belarus

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Mikhail Pischevsky died on October 27, 2015 in Minsk hospital due to the complications of severe head injuries he suffered in a homophobic attack seventeen months prior. Mikhail was brutally beaten near the entrance to a nightclub in Minsk where he was attending a gay party. Mikhail underwent brain surgery, was in a coma for a month and remained in …

Mikhail Pischevsky: vigil and protest. Please read and come.

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Mikhail Pischevsky was brutally beaten near the entrance to a club in Minsk where he was attending a gay party. This homophobic attack took place on May 25, 2014. Mikhail suffered traumatic brain injuries, spent 17 months in a hospital in Belarus fighting for his life. Today, on October 27, 2015, Mikhail has died. We express our deepest condolences to …

Protest Putin at UN

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RUSA LGBT will join protest rallies on Sunday, September 27 and Monday September 28th. Join us! This is Putin’s first visit to UN in 10 years. He comes here with the message of peace for Syria. Putin-the-peace-maker. Putin will be silent about making LGBTQ people into 2nd class citizens, squashing the free press and practically eliminating opposition. Putin will not …

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules For Nationwide Marriage Equality

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Supreme Court Rules For Nationwide Marriage Equality! We celebrate today. It’s a historic day. Congratulations! This is a day of joy and victory! LGBT people are singing the national anthem of the United States of America outside of the Supreme Court with tears in their eyes… This is our day, but our fight is far from over! LGbT asylum seekers …

What Is It About Pride, Russia, and Ukraine?

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Panel Discussion What Is It About Pride, Russia, and Ukraine? Open to the public. (In English) The panel is organized by RUSA LGBT and sponsored by CBST’s Global LGBTQ Concerns Initiative. When: June 29, 2015, Monday. 6:30PM Address: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah 57 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014 Moderator: Masha Gessen Masha Gessen is a writer, a Russian-American journalist …

Meet our NYC Pride guests!

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Mariya Kozlovskaya, Russian LGBT-Network. Mariya is a senior lawyer of Russian LGBT-Network. Mariya defends LGBT activists who were arrested during pro-LGBT rallies in Russia and serves our community by representing interests of victims of anti-gay hate crimes. Russian LGBT-Network is an interregional, non-governmental human rights organization that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and …