RUSA LGBT is a network for Russian-speaking LGBTQ immigrants, their friends, and supporters. Since 2008 RUSA LGBT has welcomed many LGBTQ asylum seekers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan who fled the abuse and mistreatment in their homelands. We regularly organize cultural and social events to unite the 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. Usually, over 200 people join us during the Pride March in NYC 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. Our members live in different parts of the US and some visit us from other countries.
Come and meet with other Russian-Speaking LGBTQ immigrants. 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.