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!

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 …

International Activists at NYC Pride

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This year we are trying to do something we have never done before! We are bringing international activists to NYC Pride. And we are asking for your help! We think it’s very important to establish friendships across borders, break stereotypes, collaborate on advancing human rights worldwide and celebrate together! We are trying to bring 7 courageous LGBT activists, 4 from …

May 2015, Events (Анонс мероприятий)

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Анонс мероприятий! Полный список тут: STATELESS DOCUMENTARY Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7PM Free 57 Bethune St, New York, NY In the late 1980’s, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no …

Anatoly, Yevgeniy Fiks

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Анатолий: играл на баяне, работал электриком, жил в Москве, родился в Ясной Поляне, и … был бойфрендом Гая Берджесса из “Кембриджской пятерки”. А больше о нем почти ничего не известно. “Анатолий” – проект Евгения Фикса, в котором ребята из RUSA LGBT пишут историю Анатолия. Anatoly, 2014 from Yevgeniy Fiks on Vimeo.