KISS IN: STOP QUEER Purges in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan

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WE STAND AGAINST ANTI-LGBTIQ CRIMES IN UZBEKISTAN, AZERBAIJAN, and TAJIKISTAN Hate crimes against LGBTIQ people in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan have reached its critical point. Appealing to “traditional” values the governments of those republics exercise its authority, rounding up, detaining, assaulting, and physically abusing LGBTIQ people. In some cases, police enforcements have started registering LGBTIQ people, blackmailing, and torturing detainees …

Queers and Fears: Russia Then and Now

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We are thrilled to announce that Hudson Park Library (NYPL) hosts Lyosha Gorshkov’s series of lectures: Lyosha Gorshkov is Co-President at RUSA LGBT (Russian-Speaking American LGBTQ Association). He holds a PhD in Political Science. Lyosha is a former Political Science Professor at Perm State University in Russia. His field of research is Queer and Gender Studies. In July 2014, after …

RUSA and VOICE’s VIGIL for Zelim

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On January 16th, the Head of the Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, in a meeting with law enforcement in Chechnya, hinted that Zelimkhan Bakaev, 25-year old singer, who has been missing since August 8, 2017, was likely murdered by his family in an honor killing. Kadyrov blamed Zelim’s relatives, saying Zelim’s family had internal conflict about his sexuality that led …

FREE ALI FERUZ Action

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🚨PROTEST🚨 Join @voices4_ this Tuesday (1/9/18) at 1 pm outside the Russian Consulate to demand freedom for #AliFeruz, a queer journalist currently detained in Russia. This protest will take place at the same exact time as a demonstration in Germany, where Ali has already been granted a visa. We demand that the Russian Government let Ali go to Germany instead of …

Intersection of Jewish and Queer Identities in the USSR & Today

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On Wednesday, November 8th, join RUSA and CBST for an evening with professor Galina Zelenina of Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow, scholar-in-residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. This is even will be in Russian with simultaneous translation to English. The treatment of Jews and homosexuals in Soviet and post-Soviet culture have similarities and differences: queer prose …

Rally and March – Voices 4 Checnhya

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A group of young NYC activists, the Voices 4 Chechnya initiative, in collaboration with RUSA LGBT is organizing a March  to support LGBTIQ people persecuted in Republic of Chechnya, Russia. Mission: “Voices 4 Chechnya believes that non-violent, direct action activism is integral to the fight for human dignity and equality for all. And everyone, no matter who they are or …

RUSA LGBT is a Part of the “End Global LGBTQ Persecution NOW” Protest!

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RUSA LGBT is a co-sponsor of the “End Global LGBTQ Persecution NOW” Protest, organized by Rise and Resist group. The protest is taking place Sunday, September 10th, at 2 pm! Everybody is welcome to join our common efforts to protect all immigrants! “A Rally in Advance of the 2017 United Nations General Assembly From September 12 – 20, the United Nations …

Как снять квартиру в НЙ: инструкция для новоприбывших!

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In Russian! @Elvira Brodskaya Эльвира Бродская подготовила обзор по поводу того, как снять квартиру в НЙ. Представляем вашему вниманию! Аренда квартиры в США (Нью-Йорк) Аренда квартиры – первая проблема, с которой сталкиваются новоприбывшие. В этой статье мы попробуем объяснить «на пальцах», как проходит процесс аренды, чем он отличается от аренды в России (или других странах бывшего Союза), и как обойти …

RUSA LGBT Receives a Proclamation of Honor for Brighton Beach Pride

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On June 21, 2017 RUSA LGBT team received a Proclamation of Honor for organizing Brighton Beach Pride from the City Council of New York. The Proclamation was initiated by City Council member Daniel Dromm, a friend and supporter of RUSA LGBT. We are honored to be recognized for all achievements we have distinguished for the last 9 years! Big HURRAH!!!   …

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 …

Meeting with Eliana Rubashkyn

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Dear friends! RUSA LGBT invites you to join a skype conversation with an incredible person – Eliana Rubashkyn! Eliana is a Russian-Colombian, lives in New Zealand. Eliana is a trans-intersex woman, chemist, pharmacist and gender activist. We are thrilled to have Eliana as a speaker and a friend! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliana_Rubashkyn June 7, 2017 6.30 pm 130 West 30th Street, New York, …

Russian LGBT Activists at NYC Pride

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Dear friends, RUSA LGBT is working to invite LGBT activists from Russia to NYC Pride. We want to strengthen their activism and introduce them to some of the U.S. LGBT organizations and we also want the activists to have a vacation. Russian LGBT organizations spearheaded the evacuation efforts to help Chechen LGBT survivors. They were helping Chechen torture victims during …

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 …

Chants / Кричалки – Brighton Beach Pride

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– Brighton Beach, who is here? – We are queer, we are here! Brighton-Brighton, we love you! Trump and Putin — bad for you! Queer immigration benefits the nation! Квир-иммиграция украшает нацию! Долой расизм, гомофобию, сексизм! – Это чей город? – Это наш город! – Это чей город? – Это наш город! Гомофобия – террор, гомофобом быть позор! – Hey-hey! …

Press Release – Brighton Beach Pride

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RUSA LGBT Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association www.rusalgbt.com facebook.com/RUSA.LGBT Contact: info@rusalgbt.com Date of event: Saturday, May 20, 2017 Time: 11:30 a.m. (step-off at noon; rally at 1 p.m.) Place: Brighton Beach Boardwalk and Ocean Parkway, 3 Riegelmann Boardwalk Details: Brighton Beach Pride March FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 19, 2017 Brighton Beach Pride Calls for an End to Anti-LGBT Discrimination in …

Brighton Beach Pride – Handmade Signs

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Last Wednesday we were preparing handmade signs! Check out photos! Russian journalist and LGBTQ activist Elena Kostyuchenko was in town for PEN World Voices Festival and helped out with one of the signs! :)   Please donate to help us pay for the Pride: . Thank you! About Brighton Beach Pride: