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 …

Meeting with Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs

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On April 11th, 2018 RUSA LGBT is hosting a meeting with representatives of NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The representatives of MOIA will be delivering a bilingual presentation on MOIA resources for immigrants, including IDNYC. Do not miss it! https://www.facebook.com/events/1427459594048376/   Wednesday, April 11 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Congregation Beit Simchat Torah – CBST 130 W 30th Street, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Denis Davydov is FREE!

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Dear friends!!! HUGE NEWS!!! Denis Davydov, who was detained by ICE, and kept in detention about 5 weeks in Florida has been released today!!! Thank you everyone for your attention and care! ❤️ https://www.facebook.com/freedenisdavydov/ Дорогие друзья! ГОРЯЧИЕ НОВОСТИ!! Денис Давыдов, котоорый был задержан Иммиграционной полицией, и проведший в задержании более 5ти недель был выпущен сегодня на свободу!! Спасибо всем, кто …

Meeting with Sumaiya Khalique, the Immigration Attorney

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Dear friends! We would like to invite you to a meeting with Sumaiya Khalique, the immigration attorney. Sumayia will speak about the asylum process and recent challenges. Sumaiya specializes in asylum applications, deportation defense, and employment visas. Sumayia begun her legal career in the are of criminal law, with internships in Sydney (Australia), and the United States. Sumaiya’s internships in …

Letters to ICE

Asylum Seeker Detained by ICE

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On March 13, 2017, ICE detained a member of RUSA LGBT community, Denis Davydov, while he was returning from his trip from the US Virgin Islands. According to ICE, Denis was detained due to a visa violation because he applied for political asylum after his visa has expired, which is a common practice for asylum seekers. We believe that this detention is …

RUSA LGBT Statement on ICE Detentions of Asylum Seekers

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ICE has detained a member of our community. We are grateful to Immigration Equality for doing everything they can to release them. This detention is very troublesome and we believe it is unlawful. ICE, empowered by President Trump’s Administration anti-immigrant rhetoric, overreaches and abuses power. The person that has been detained has filed for an affirmative asylum within 1 year …

Meeting NYPD LGBT Liaison Unit

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  RUSA will hold a meeting with the NYPD (New York Police Department) LGBT Liaison Unit. A meeting is aimed to learn how can we protect ourselves from being bullied, discriminated against our identity, or assaulted on the workforce, and public spaces. We also have an opportunity to learn our rights as LGBTIQ immigrants, living in NYC. A meeting is extremely …

Welcoming the Stranger-II Has Started

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RUSA LGBT and CBST (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) have started the second cycle of the “Welcoming the Stranger ” Project. The opening took place on February 15, 2017.   RUSA LGBT и CBST (ЛГБТ-Синагога НЙ) открыли запустили второй цикл проекта “Привечая странника”. Открытие проекта состоялось 15 февраля 2017 г.  

Meeting with JCH Bensonhurst

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RUSA would like to invite to a meeting with Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. They want to tell us about their Job Placement and Vocational Trainings Services, which they can provide for LGBT community. Primarily, those services are accessible for people who already have work permit. Although, for those who don’t it could be a great opportunity to get to …