Gallery Opening: Pleshka-Birobidzhan by Yevgeniy Fiks

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Opening Reception from 6-8pm Saturday, November 5th and on view through November 27th, 2016. Performance: A reading of excerpts from the 1926 Yiddish edition of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis will be performed by actor Shane Baker on Saturday, November 19th at 6 pm. @Station Independent Projects 138 Eldridge Street, 2F, NYC 10002 www.stationindependent.com info@stationindependent.com The exhibition Pleshka-Birobidzhan engages the relationship …

The State of LGBTQ Immigrant New York

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Here is the invitation to the event related to LGBT asylum/immigrant issues organized by RUSA’s friend and colleague Sebastian Maguire: All are welcome to a community reception to discuss the challenges encountered by New York City’s immigrants, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). The anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric emanating from the national stage has put …

Queer Myths and Legends: Making His(Her)story

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On October 19th, RUSA LGBT will hold a “Pop-Talk” session with Lyosha Gorshkov, “Queer Myths and Legends: Making a History”.  Lyosha is a Queer Professor, who has been doing LGBTIQ studies for the last 12 years. Lyosha is intended to share his knowledge about the development and mystification of Queer History. As a community, we often don’t bother ourselves, questioning «Откуда …

Vechera Na Hutore Bliz Dikanki – Discovering Ukraine

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RUSA LGBT will host the first cultural exchange meeting, dedicated to exploring Ukrainian traditions, food, and heritage. Gogol, Shevchenko, Lesya Ukrainka, songs, melody of Ukrainian soul, folk tales, salo, galushki and many many other things! After meeting RUSA invites everybody to have a dinner at Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, located on 140 2nd Ave. in Ukrainian Village. Please, come, and make …

Documentary: ACT UP Fight to Stop AIDS Epidemic

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  Dear friends! RUSA would like to invite you to very special movie screening of “How to Survive a Plague?”, a documentary dedicated to one of the critical issues in the U.S. LGBT history – HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980-1990s, and the most prominent advocacy group “ACT UP”. ACT UP was the first organization pushing the U.S. government to start …

RUSA Gets a New Office

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English text below Дорогие друзья! Мы рады поделиться с вами новостью! У нас появилось новое помещение! Мы безмерно благодарны ‪#‎CBST‬ (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) за поддержку, сотрудничество и предоставление помещения! Отныне мы будем встречаться по средам: 6-7 pm – индивидуальные консультации (по записи –http://rusalgbt.com/2015/12/appointment/) 7-8:30 pm – тематические встречи.   Dear friends! We are thrilled to announce that RUSA has …

Meet Our NYC Pride Guests – 2016!

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Anna Leonova, Gay Alliance Ukraine Anna is an Executive Director of Gay Alliance Ukraine and the Chair of OdessaPride-2016 Organizing Committee. Gay-Alliance Ukraine is a partner of RUSA LGBT since 2014. Gay Alliance Ukraine works to develop LGBT movement in Ukraine, to provide information through education and advocacy, and to offer online and printed resources for the LGBTQ community in Ukraine …

Surviving Endangered

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Some of us live with the threat of violence all the time. For others of us, the massacre in Orlando served as a reminder of what it used to feel like, to be a target. Still others had never felt in danger until the news from Florida came. For LGBTQI activists in post-Soviet states, safety and security are daily concerns. …

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 – https://ny.aidswalk.net/Team/View/21248/RUSA-LGBT-5262 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. maria@rifnyc.org Location: 155 west 60th Street  Room 109 – Manhattan http://www.rifnyc.org

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 …