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We Are
LGBTQ+ Immigrants

RUSA LGBTQ+ is a New York City community-based nonprofit organization of Eurasian LGBTQ+ people, women, and other people with intersectional identities and their allies. In solidarity with other grassroots groups, RUSA builds the power of people to change unjust policies, discriminatory societal attitudes, and oppressive ideologies to create a more equitable world.


Our story

RUSA LGBTQ+ was founded in 2008 to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ immigrants from the countries of the former Soviet Union. RUSA, a community-based group, registered as a formal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2022.
RUSA LGBTQ+ unites LGBTQ+ immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and allies in the United States who came from Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, and other Eurasian countries. 
RUSA LGBTQ+ provides informational support and mutual aid to asylum seekers and other immigrants in the United States and organizes events to build a stronger community of LGBTQ+ immigrants and allies and increase the acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQ+ people worldwide.

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In Rainbow Connections, we pair LGBTQIA asylum-seekers and immigrants with local volunteers for English conversation practice and assistance with integration. We cultivate understanding, mutual respect and solidarity.

Commit to change by pledging a monthly donation

Dependable regular donations allow RUSA to plan and implement long-term programs that have lasting positive effects on LGBTQ+ asylum-seekers and refugees in the United States. 
However small or large, it's the regularity of your contribution that holds the most power.

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