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 …

DRAG QUEEN PIN-III: Around the World

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Dears! The third night of DRAG is coming up! We would love to dedicate that show to everyone who has ever been discriminated against, bullied, or treated as a second-class human being. The main concept of the party: AROUND THE WORLD! Hits Across the Globe! Join us, and perform along! April 25, 2017 6.30 pm THERAPY NYC, 348 West 52nd …

Brighton Beach Pride Committee Meeting

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Dear friends! Time has come! Let’s meet and discuss details of the Brighton Beach Pride! We would like to invite each and everyone to become a part of this historical (I must say, epic) step forward! Let’s liberate ourselves! # MAKE BRIGHTON TOLERANT! March 22, 2017 6.30 pm 130 West 30th Street, New York – CBST (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) …


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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, …

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.  


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DEARS!!!! RUSA LGBT is announcing the Pre-Pride series of events. We are going to kick off the Pride Awareness project on February 14th, at 6.30 pm at Therapy. The event is dedicated to St. Valentine’s Day and will be presented as the first stage of the “Drag Queen Pin-2017” Contest!! If you feel that your DRAG personality is coming out …

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 …

NYC Inauguration Protests and Marches

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Dear friends! If you do not have a chance to go to Washington in Inauguration Day or Day after to protest, we invite you to join RUSA in the protests that will take place in NYC: 1) NYC Stand Against Trump: Inauguration Day Rally & March Friday, January 20th 5-11 pm Foley Square, 111 Worth Street, NY, New York …

Welcoming the Stranger Project

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VERY IMPORTANT!!! Dear friends! RUSA LGBT and CBST are happy to announce the Second cycle of “Welcoming the Stranger” project. The main idea of the project is to provide LGBTIQ asylees from the former Soviet Union with much needed practice in English language conversation. In addition to the formal ESL classes they take, opportunities for conversation are essential to learning …

New Year’s Party

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Dears! RUSA invites you to join our annual New Year’s Party! Let’s get together! We are expecting an entertainment program along with the positive mood, Yuletide’s spirit, and wild dances (as usual). Happy Hours! (50% off regular price) Come and bring friends, loved ones, and significant others! December 16, 2016 at 6.30 pm Address: Ritz Bar&Lounge, 369 West 46th St., New …

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 …

Get Together: Discussing the Future

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Last Wednesday, November, 16th RUSA held a discussion on possible consequences for immigrants after the elections. We were talking about the health insurance, immigration process, and social actions that we can take as a community. Our guests, Nishan Bhaumik (attorney, Anti-Violence Project) and Sebastian Maguire (attorney, NY City Council), pointed out that despite the rhetoric of the President-elect and his …

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 …

The State of LGBTQ Immigrant New York

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Here is the invitation to the event related to LGBT asylum/immigrant issues organized by RUSA’s friend and colleague Sebastian Maguire: All are welcome to a community reception to discuss the challenges encountered by New York City’s immigrants, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). The anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric emanating from the national stage has put …

Queer Myths and Legends: Making His(Her)story

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On October 19th, RUSA LGBT will hold a “Pop-Talk” session with Lyosha Gorshkov, “Queer Myths and Legends: Making a History”.  Lyosha is a Queer Professor, who has been doing LGBTIQ studies for the last 12 years. Lyosha is intended to share his knowledge about the development and mystification of Queer History. As a community, we often don’t bother ourselves, questioning «Откуда …