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 …

Russian-Speaking LGBTIQ Community Is Under Homophobic Attack

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Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President at RUSA LGBT has been threatened with his life and bodily harm after contradicting racist remarks coming from Malka Shahar during the life TV appearance on July 13th. After that, Lyosha started receiving hate comments and messages from Malka’s followers, as well as herself personally. Malka has produced multiple posts accusing Lyosha in witch hunting.   Here …

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, …

CAMBA HIV NaviGAYte Program

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On March 14th, RUSA had a meeting with representatives from CAMBA NaviGAYte HIV Prevention Program, located in Brooklyn. Ivan and Alberto, PrEP and PEP Navigators, shared with us the information about services provided by CAMBA, such us HIV treatment and HIV care. The most important that all services are free, and do not require an immigration status. https://www.camba.org/programs/health/hivaidsprevention/navigaytebrooklyn  Besides the …