Queer and Chechen: No Place To Hide

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Saturday, June 24, 2PM CBST, 130 West 30th St, New York Queer and Chechen: No Place To Hide Testimony of Russian LGBT Activists Involved in Chechen Rescue Dozens of men in Russia’s Chechnya region have been held in unlawful detention centers, tortured, and killed as part of a campaign against LGBT people in Chechnya. Russian LGBT organizations, the most vulnerable …

Brighton Beach Pride in Media

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In English: 1) After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/nyregion/bias-gay-russians-brooklyn.html?_r=1 2) Russian LGBTs Holds First Brighton Beach Gay Pride March http://outbuzz.com/brighton-beach-pride-2017 3) ‘Make Birobidzhan Gay Again’ Dispatch from the inaugural Brighton Beach Pride Parade in south Brooklyn http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/235029/inaugural-brighton-beach-lgbt-pride-parade-in-south-brooklyn 4) Activists Hold First Ever Russian Pride Parade in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach http://www.gettyimages.com/event/activists-hold-first-ever-russian-pride-parade-in-brooklyns-brighton-beach-700052179#participants-of-the-russianspeaking-lgbt-pride-march-pose-for-on-picture-id686101568 5) New York’s …

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 …

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/207359996419910/ 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 …

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 …

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 (https://www.facebook.com/ymashev) or Olga (https://www.facebook.com/olga.zakharenko.5).   March 7th 6.30-9.00 pm THERAPY …

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 …

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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1683256988651205/ …

Welcoming the Stranger Project

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VERY IMPORTANT!!! Dear friends! RUSA LGBT and CBST are happy to announce the Second cycle of “Welcoming the Stranger” project. The main idea of the project is to provide LGBTIQ asylees from the former Soviet Union with much needed practice in English language conversation. In addition to the formal ESL classes they take, opportunities for conversation are essential to learning …