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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 …

Important changes to the scheduled event: A literary evening with Masha Gessen

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A Message from RUSA LGBT: to the event scheduled on 12/8/2017: Unfortunately, due to illness, Eileen Myles will not be able to participate in the event. The event will feature a brilliant Russian-American writer Masha Gessen, and her National Book Award-winning book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. If the change in program affects your plans – please …

A Literary Evening with Masha Gessen

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Friday, December 8th 6:30 pm Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art 652 Broadway, Floor 2 New York, NY 10012 Masha Gessen, a Russian-American writer, journalist, activist and the recent winner of the National Book Award, will discuss her prized book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. A book signing with Masha will follow the event. In addition to the food …

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 …

RUSA Readings: The Power of Queer Manifesto

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Dears! How many times you have heard phrases like “LGBTIQ Movement”, “activists”, “Queer fighters”, “Queer Ideology”? And how many of you ever read one of the statements created by LGBTIQ activists? We would like to invite you to join our readings! This time we will discover a few Queer Texts (Manifestos) that have changed the way of imagining the LGBTIQ …

So long, Gilbert!

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R.I.P., Gilbert Baker, the father of Rainbow Flag!   Gilbert Baker, the San-Francisco-based artist who created the rainbow flag as a symbol for the gay community, has died aged 65, US media report.  


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RUSA LGBT is continuing its series of the Drag Queen Pin-2017 Contest! We had a lot of fun and enjoyment on March 7, 2017 (Thanks to Clara Zetkin:)) You still have a chance to become a Drag Star! The next event is on April 25 at Therapy!!  

Drag Queen Pin-2017: DISCO

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RUSA LGBT is continuing the Pre-Pride Drag Queen/King Contsest. If you feel that your DRAG personality is coming out of the closet with secret drawers, welcome! Express yourself!! We encourage everybody to participate regardless shame, fear, or embarrassment!! P.S. If you have questions regarding the Drag Contest, please, contact Aleksander ( or Olga (   March 7th 6.30-9.00 pm THERAPY …

Gender Games and Queer Puzzle

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DEARS! Let’s get together and play some games, aimed on the eliminating euphemisms, equivoques, and vivd shame! Let’s name the things their names! Let’s pull together the pieces of the queer puzzle! Let’s have fun, playing ADULT games!! February 22, 2017 6.30 pm 130 West 30th Street, CBST (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) Дорогие! Давайте соберемся вместе и пограем в игры, …

RUSA Movie Screening Night

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Dear friends and allies, we have been following the current political situation too much for now. It is overwhelmed, outrageous, and controversial. Let’s escape for a moment from this political panopticon together, and watch a documentary. A documentary which shows a deep love, suffering, parents mistreatment, and teaches us a simply lesson – don’t give up! It is made in …

Movie Night – The Times of Harvey Milk

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RUSA invites everybody to a movie screening. We would like to show you the Oscars Awarded Documentary about the one of our heroes and LGBTIQ icons – Harvey Milk. The documentary called “The Times of Harvey Milk” by Rob Epstein (1984). Come and bring your friends. РУСА приглашает вас на очередную “Ночь кино”. Мы хотели бы представить вашему вниманию оскараносный …

Poetry from the Underground

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RUSA would ike to invite you to join the Third Samovar Nights! In this time, we will be travelling to the world of a little bit “indecent”, and “filthy” poetry, unspokenly dedicated to the Queer sexual and erotic fantasies. Take a deep breath, leave at home your judgments, and come to get positively shocked from the discovering the unkowing uderground! …

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 The exhibition Pleshka-Birobidzhan engages the relationship …

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 – 7-8:30 pm – тематические встречи.   Dear friends! We are thrilled to announce that RUSA has …


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  In 2015, New York’s Tectonic Theater Project was working with Moscow New Drama Theatre to produce Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde in Moscow. Gross Indecency is Tectonic’s award-winning play about Oscar Wilde and the trials for his “crime” of homosexuality. In the middle of pre-production, though, the Kremlin blocked the Moscow revival. Outrage over this censorship …

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.