RUSA LGBT Holds the First Town Hall with Queer Immigrants in Brighton Beach

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On November 15th 2018 RUSA LGBT hosted a first ever Town Hall with Queer Immigrants in Brighton Beach! Thank to everyone for coming to the Town Hall despite the inclement weather! You are heroes! It was not as expected but we had a great conversation! RUSA appreciates Shorefront Y and it’s director Susan Fox for having us and this opportunity …

Информационная Брошюра по Политическому Убежищу – 2018

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Дорогие друзья! Наконец-то, это свершилось и, благодаря неоценимым усилиям, Эльвиры Бродской – активистки и члена оргкомитета RUSA LGBT, – в свет вышла обновленная брошюра по политическому убежищу! Скачать брошюру вы можете по этой ссылке: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mUgLTTLDiN1a6lWPh0uoLz6fNyD3wYAE/view?usp=sharing    

RIF Asylum Workshop: Advice About Asylum Interview (in Russian)

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http://www.rifnyc.org/important-news-on-asylum/2018/6/22/russian-language-advice-about-asylum-interview   Advice about Asylum Interview (RUSSIAN) June 22, 2018 Translated into Russian by Tanzilya Oren. СОВЕТЫ ПО СОБЕСЕДОВАНИЮ И ЗАЯВЛЕНИЮ НА УБЕЖИЩЕ И ЧАСТО ЗАДАВАЕМЫЕ ВОПРОСЫ ОТ  БЫВШЕГО СОТРУДНИКА ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОГО ОФИСА ПО УБЕЖИЩУ В понедельник, 4 июня 2018 года, Итан Таубс (Ethan Taubes), бывший сотрудник по вопросам убежища в государственном Офисе по Убежищу в г. Ньюарке, рассказал членам сообщества RIF …

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 …

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 …