“Proud Ukraine” and RUSA LGBT Hold a Meeting “LGBT Parents Movement in Post-Soviet Space”

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On January 30th, 2019 the LGBT group Proud Ukraine, in collaboration with RUSA LGBT and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, invites you to take part in a discussion about the role of parents of LGBT children and defending rights of LGBT people in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Our guest is Olena Globa, head of the Board and a …

RUSA LGBT New Year Party – December 15th, Nowhere Bar

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Друзья! РУСА ЛГБТ приглашает вас отпраздновать Новый год. Давайте разделим минуты радости на предновогодней вечеринке в Nowhere bar (322 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003) в субботу 15 декабря! Будем общаться, танцевать и отдыхать под наши любимые хиты с 6 до 10 вечера. Будьте с нами и будьте собой! П.С. Если вы заинтересованы в развитии сообщества и помощи новоприбывшим …

Lyosha Gorshkov at Thomson Reuters Panel: Launching #OpenlyNews

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On September 27th, Co-President RUSA LGBT, Lyosha Gorshkov was invited to attend a Thomson Reuters’s panel discussion on the media’s role in reporting on LGBT+ issues, which is part of our event to mark the New York launch of Openly, a global platform for impartial LGBT+ news. Lyosha was one of the key speakers along with other activists. Some quotes from …

Supporting Queer Individuals in Uzbekistan FlashMob

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RUSA LGBT, Rainbow America and Voices4_ invite you to join an international flash mob to support LGBTIQ people in Uzbeksitan! Uzbekistan is one of the post-Soviet countries, where same-sex relationships are still criminalized and punishable by the Penal Code Last December, a gay couple, both partners are 20-year old, was arrested and tortured by the police in Uzbekistan for “illegal …

Justice for Zelim Bakaev – Rally!

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A year ago, Zelim Bakaev (a Chechen singer) has disappeared in Chechnya while visiting his sister’s wedding. That was a beginning of the third wave of anti-LGBTIQ purges taken place in Chechnya. Since then, there have been a lot of rumors concerning Zelim’s disappearance, including Ramzan Kadyrov’s (The Head of Chechnya Republic) statement that Zelim was killed by his own …

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 …

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, …

Polish LGBT Movement: Historical and Political Perspectives

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RUSA LGBT will host a meeting with Katarzyna Wojnicka, a gender studies scholar from the University of Leeds, UK. Katarzhyna will talk about LGBTIQ Movement in Poland, and its developing. The information is unique due the over-interest in the Western context, and the lack of knowledge in Eastern European processes. It is more interesting for people with Soviet background, because at …