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:

CBST Hosted a Conference Call on Chechnya

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On May 11, 2017 CBST in collaboration with RUSA LGBT hosted the conference call regarding persecution of LGBTIQ people in Chechen republic of Russia. “Senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum facilitated a conversation with presenter Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President of RUSA LGBT, from New York City.” To listen, click on: https://cbst.org/content/chechnyan-persecution-lgbtq-people   20 мая 2017 CBST  совместно с RUSA LGBT провели телефонную конференцию, посвященную …

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 …

Brighton Beach Posters

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Yesterday we finished drawing handmade signs and today we finished designing the posters for print. Take a look at this set of posters! We hope you will find one that you’ll like to carry at the Brighton Beach Pride! More info here: Saturday, May 20th – Brighton Beach Pride. Please donate to help us pay for the Pride: . Thank …

May 1st Rally In St.Petersburg, Russia. Igor Kochetkov (left), the chairperson of the Russian LGBT Network is detained. Image By фонтанка.ру

Russian LGBT Activists and Board Member of the Russian LGBT Network Detained

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Friends – today several LGBTQ activists were detained in St. Petersburg, Russia during a May 1st Rally. They were detained for raising rainbow flags and chanting “Kadyrov to The Hague”. One of the detained activists is Igor Kochetkov, the former chairperson of the Russian LGBT Network and current Board member (updated). Russian LGBT Network is the only Russian organization that …