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 …

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 …

“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, …

KISS IN: STOP QUEER Purges in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan

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WE STAND AGAINST ANTI-LGBTIQ CRIMES IN UZBEKISTAN, AZERBAIJAN, and TAJIKISTAN Hate crimes against LGBTIQ people in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan have reached its critical point. Appealing to “traditional” values the governments of those republics exercise its authority, rounding up, detaining, assaulting, and physically abusing LGBTIQ people. In some cases, police enforcements have started registering LGBTIQ people, blackmailing, and torturing detainees …

Queers and Fears: Russia Then and Now

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We are thrilled to announce that Hudson Park Library (NYPL) hosts Lyosha Gorshkov’s series of lectures: Lyosha Gorshkov is Co-President at RUSA LGBT (Russian-Speaking American LGBTQ Association). He holds a PhD in Political Science. Lyosha is a former Political Science Professor at Perm State University in Russia. His field of research is Queer and Gender Studies. In July 2014, after …

RUSA and VOICE’s VIGIL for Zelim

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On January 16th, the Head of the Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, in a meeting with law enforcement in Chechnya, hinted that Zelimkhan Bakaev, 25-year old singer, who has been missing since August 8, 2017, was likely murdered by his family in an honor killing. Kadyrov blamed Zelim’s relatives, saying Zelim’s family had internal conflict about his sexuality that led …

FREE ALI FERUZ Action

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🚨PROTEST🚨 Join @voices4_ this Tuesday (1/9/18) at 1 pm outside the Russian Consulate to demand freedom for #AliFeruz, a queer journalist currently detained in Russia. This protest will take place at the same exact time as a demonstration in Germany, where Ali has already been granted a visa. We demand that the Russian Government let Ali go to Germany instead of …

Intersection of Jewish and Queer Identities in the USSR & Today

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On Wednesday, November 8th, join RUSA and CBST for an evening with professor Galina Zelenina of Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow, scholar-in-residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. This is even will be in Russian with simultaneous translation to English. The treatment of Jews and homosexuals in Soviet and post-Soviet culture have similarities and differences: queer prose …

Rally and March – Voices 4 Checnhya

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A group of young NYC activists, the Voices 4 Chechnya initiative, in collaboration with RUSA LGBT is organizing a March  to support LGBTIQ people persecuted in Republic of Chechnya, Russia. Mission: “Voices 4 Chechnya believes that non-violent, direct action activism is integral to the fight for human dignity and equality for all. And everyone, no matter who they are or …

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 …

RUSA LGBT Receives a Proclamation of Honor for Brighton Beach Pride

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On June 21, 2017 RUSA LGBT team received a Proclamation of Honor for organizing Brighton Beach Pride from the City Council of New York. The Proclamation was initiated by City Council member Daniel Dromm, a friend and supporter of RUSA LGBT. We are honored to be recognized for all achievements we have distinguished for the last 9 years! Big HURRAH!!!   …

Queer and Chechen: No Place To Hide

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Saturday, June 24, 2PM CBST, 130 West 30th St, New York Queer and Chechen: No Place To Hide Testimony of Russian LGBT Activists Involved in Chechen Rescue Dozens of men in Russia’s Chechnya region have been held in unlawful detention centers, tortured, and killed as part of a campaign against LGBT people in Chechnya. Russian LGBT organizations, the most vulnerable …

Meeting with Eliana Rubashkyn

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Dear friends! RUSA LGBT invites you to join a skype conversation with an incredible person – Eliana Rubashkyn! Eliana is a Russian-Colombian, lives in New Zealand. Eliana is a trans-intersex woman, chemist, pharmacist and gender activist. We are thrilled to have Eliana as a speaker and a friend! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliana_Rubashkyn June 7, 2017 6.30 pm 130 West 30th Street, New York, …