Brighton Beach Pride – Handmade Signs

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Last Wednesday we were preparing handmade signs! Check out photos! Russian journalist and LGBTQ activist Elena Kostyuchenko was in town for PEN World Voices Festival and helped out with one of the signs! :)   Please donate to help us pay for the Pride: . Thank you! About Brighton Beach Pride:

CBST Hosted a Conference Call on Chechnya

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On May 11, 2017 CBST in collaboration with RUSA LGBT hosted the conference call regarding persecution of LGBTIQ people in Chechen republic of Russia. “Senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum facilitated a conversation with presenter Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President of RUSA LGBT, from New York City.” To listen, click on: https://cbst.org/content/chechnyan-persecution-lgbtq-people   20 мая 2017 CBST  совместно с RUSA LGBT провели телефонную конференцию, посвященную …

Drag Queen Pin: CABARET

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RUSA LGBT would like to invite you to the charming world of cabaret! Songs from famous musicals will be performed by our magnificent divas. Come and enjoy the glorious Moulin Rouge atmosphere, which will be recreated at the Therapy NYC on May 30, 2017. It`s the forth Drag Queen Pin Party organized by RUSA LGBT. Come to visit us, enjoying …

Brighton Beach Posters

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Yesterday we finished drawing handmade signs and today we finished designing the posters for print. Take a look at this set of posters! We hope you will find one that you’ll like to carry at the Brighton Beach Pride! More info here: Saturday, May 20th – Brighton Beach Pride. Please donate to help us pay for the Pride: . Thank …

May 1st Rally In St.Petersburg, Russia. Igor Kochetkov (left), the chairperson of the Russian LGBT Network is detained. Image By фонтанка.ру

Russian LGBT Activists and Board Member of the Russian LGBT Network Detained

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Friends – today several LGBTQ activists were detained in St. Petersburg, Russia during a May 1st Rally. They were detained for raising rainbow flags and chanting “Kadyrov to The Hague”. One of the detained activists is Igor Kochetkov, the former chairperson of the Russian LGBT Network and current Board member (updated). Russian LGBT Network is the only Russian organization that …

Meeting with Sumaiya Khalique, the Immigration Attorney

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Dear friends! We would like to invite you to a meeting with Sumaiya Khalique, the immigration attorney. Sumayia will speak about the asylum process and recent challenges. Sumaiya specializes in asylum applications, deportation defense, and employment visas. Sumayia begun her legal career in the are of criminal law, with internships in Sydney (Australia), and the United States. Sumaiya’s internships in …

Letters to ICE

Asylum Seeker Detained by ICE

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On March 13, 2017, ICE detained a member of RUSA LGBT community, Denis Davydov, while he was returning from his trip from the US Virgin Islands. According to ICE, Denis was detained due to a visa violation because he applied for political asylum after his visa has expired, which is a common practice for asylum seekers. We believe that this detention is …

Russian Queer: Revolution or Devolution?

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Dear friends! We would like to invite you to a Lyosha’s public lecture, organized by Tompkins Square Library (NYPL) in collaboration with RUSA LGBT. RUSSIAN QUEER: REVOLUTION OR DEVOLUTION? The century of persecution, struggle, and broken hopes for Russian LGBTIQ. Living inside the mental and spiritual prison for years during the Soviet times, Russian gays all of a sudden had …