Pride-2016, RUSA LGBT, NYC

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(In English below) Дорогие друзья! Прайд – 26 июня! Присоединяйтесь и приглашайте своих друзей! Что нужно сделать, чтобы присоединиться к группе RUSA LGBT на Pride в Нью-Йорке? Нужно прийти в нужное время в нужное место :) Подробности о построении будут ближе к Прайду. Мы приглашаем всех, жителей и гостей Нью-Йорка, любой человек может присоединиться. Никакая специальная регистрация не нужна. Всем …

Post Soviet Disco

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Woohoo! Спасибо за поддержку! Thank you for your support! We raised $1065! Amazing!  Now have money to bring one more activist to NYC Pride and also to pay for our web hosting, emails, Meetup,  and rent music equipment for the pride! Woot woot! Спасибо всем, кто пришел поддержать! Увидимся на прайде! С-П-А-С-И-Б-О! Videos / photos:  

Встреча с Летицией Джеймс

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Во вторник прошла встреча с общественной правозащитницей, вторым выборным лицом города Нью Йорк, Летицией Джеймс . Встреча проходила в виде диалога с русскоязычными сообществами. На встрече были подняты вопросы о недоступности получения информации на русском языке, отсутствия русско-говорящих представителей в социальной сфере Нью Йорка. Так же был затронут ряд частных вопросов. Мы представили Лeтиции нашу группу RUSA LGBT и задали …

RUSA AIDS Walk-2016

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RUSA LGBT is participating in AIDS Walk NYC-2016. A main event will take place on May 15 at 10 a.m.  in Central Park (entrance – 5th Ave and 60th St.) RUSA will have its own station where you can find us before the Walk. Meantime, you can join our team – and help us to raise money to help people with …

RUSA at the Immigration Fair

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On April 28th RUSA was represented at the 8th Annual LGBT Immigration Fair and Cultural Event that took place in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center. Photos By Anna Aradi Posted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center on Thursday, May 5, 2016    

Immigrant Heritage Week: Celebrating LGBTQ Immigrants in NYC

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Russian text below The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is hosting an event to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week this year at our LGBTQ Immigrants Community Forum! MOIA celebrates Immigrant Heritage Week (IHW) from April 17th – 23rd, an annual citywide program of events designed to recognize and celebrate the history, traditions and contributions of NYC’s diverse immigrant communities. The Office will …

The 8th Annual LGBT Immigration Fair and Cultural Event

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Russian text below! On April 28th, 2016 from 5:00 – 9:00pm The LGBT Community Center’s Immigration Support and Social Action Groups will host the 8th Annual LGBT Immigration Fair and Cultural Event.  Every year this event grows larger – last year it had more than 35 agency providers and over 300 participants! The Immigration Fair, from 5 -7pm, offers a chance for LGBT immigrants and asylum …

Asylum Legal Workshop

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Next Monday, April 4,  at 1 pm, RIF Asylum Support will have a legal workshop on asylum seeking issues. You need to make a reservation for this meeting as there is a limited space. Please send an email to Maria Blacque-Belair ( Director RIF Asylum Support) if you want to make a reservation. Location: 155 west 60th Street  Room 109 – Manhattan

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 …

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 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, …

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: Happy holidays!

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 …

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 …