RUSA LGBT is a network for Russian-speaking LGBTQ individuals, their friends, and supporters. RUSA LGBT has welcomed many LGBT asylum seekers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, who fled the abuse and mistreatment in their homelands. RUSA LGBT regularly organizes cultural and social events to unite Russian-speaking LGBTQ community in America and to increase acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQ people within the Russian-speaking public. RUSA LGBT advocates for social justice, human and civil rights for LGBTQ people in America and in the former Soviet Union. RUSA LGBT was founded in 2008. RUSA LGBT mobilized over 200 Russian-speaking people to join the Pride March in NYC in 2013 and 2014 with a protest against Russian homophobic laws.
We welcome everyone who has ties to the Russian-Speaking LGBTQ community to join our group and support our cause.
Most of our meetups take place in New York City. We often venture out to New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Our members live in different parts of the US and some visit us from other countries.
Come and meet with other Russian-Speaking LGBTQ people. Bring along your family, friends and significant others. Let's get together, hang out, share our stories, have fun and create a Russian-Speaking LGBTQ community along the way. We are single, we are couples, we are parents, we are children, sisters and brothers - we are just like you!
Tell us a few words about yourself. Our approval process is quick and easy. We are a very friendly bunch and our meetups are a lot of fun.