RUSA Holds the World Cup Protest, 6/19

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Dear friends! This year Russia holds the World Cup! Despite the multiple protests, FIFA has not issued any statements demanded protection of LGBTIQ individuals, or, should we say, FIFA has nor been more persistent in its politics towards protection its LGBTIQ fans. A couple days ago Russian ultra-right group of so-called Cossacks, had urged that it is going to patrol …

RUSA LGBT is Honored by Letitia James

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On June 11, 2018 RUSA LGBT was honored to be recognized by its friend and ally, Tish James, the NYC Public Advocate for launching the Brighton Beach Pride and its work with refuges, asylum seekers, and immigrants from the countries of the Former Soviet Union. Tish James was only one elected official who had joined RUSA’s first Brighton Beach Pride …

Voices4_ and RUSA LGBT’s Action on Chechnya, April 28th

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MONDAY, APRIL 23RD, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VOICES4 TO STAGE A DEMONSTRATION TO DEMANDING ACTION AROUND THE QUEER PURGES IN CHECHNYA ONE YEAR AFTER NEWS OF THE VIOLENCE BROKE. NEW YORK —Voices4, a non-violent and direct action advocacy group, will stage a demonstration Saturday, April 28 th , at 12PM, in Columbus Circle. We will highlight the inaction of the international …

Immigrants from Chechnya Held the Action in Haag and Brussels

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Monday, April 23rd, Haag / Brussels RUSA’ brave friends, the immigrants from Chechnya, had held the action in Haag, Netherlands and Brussels / Belgium. People were protesting in front of the Russian Consulate. The day was picked not by accident as this was a birthday of the missing Chechen singer, Zelim Bakaev. The organizers of the event are friends of Zelim, …

“Queer Insider: How To Survive Putin’s Russia”

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April 3rd, 2018, Tompkins Square Library will host Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President of RUSA LGBT, “whose life story is featured in the new Masha Gessen’s book “The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia,“ which recently has won the National Book Award.” Lyosha will share his personal journey as a “strange” kid growing within the Perestroika and discovering his sexuality during the “liberal honeymoon” …

BRIGHTON BEACH PRIDE – 2018 IS COMING…

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DEAR Friends, Supporters, and Allies! The Second Brighton Beach Pride will take place on MAY 20th! This year we are marching from Polar Bear Club Walk (located by Theme Park at Coney Island) along the Riegelmann – Brighton Boardwalk up to Brighton 15th St. We have extended our route! Yahooo!! We are excited to see you all again! Stay tuned …

АРСИ Выпустила Брошюру “Интерсекс Люди: Вопросы и Ответы”

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Ассоциация Российских Интерсекс Людей (АРСИ), основателем которой является интерсекс-активист Александр Берёзкин, выпустила первую брошюру “Интерсекс Люди: Вопросы и Ответы”. Проблематика интерсекс идентичности – достаточно актуальна и остра в среде ЛГБТ сообщества. Вокруг данного вопросы возникает множество недопониманий и мистификаций, связанных с длительной историей патологизации и медикализации интерсекс людей. Информация, представленная в брошюре, – крайне важна для понимания и преодоления предрассудков …

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 …

Urgent: Russian Gay Couple under Attack from the State

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Two brave gay men, Evgeny Voitsekhovsky and Pavel Stotsko, are currently under attack by the police in Moscow, Russia. A few days ago, Evgeny and Pavel, who got married in Denmark, upon their return to Russia received an official stamp of registration of their marriage in their Russian passports. It was done in accordance with the Russian family law, without …

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 …