86% of $3,500 goal
RUSA LGBTQ+ is seeking to provide urgent assistance to the growing number of LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers from Eurasian countries who live in shelters in NYC
Many of them are escaping the horrors of Russia's war against Ukraine, Putin's homophobic and transphobic legislation, forced conversion therapy, and compulsory military service. Their stories are diverse, but their immediate needs are strikingly similar.
They all struggle daily without access to the most basic human necessities. They need MetroCards for mobility - to go to English classes and look for work, razors and hygiene items for personal cleanliness, fresh underwear and socks for comfort, and shelf-stable foods like nuts and dried fruits for sustenance.
Every contribution, no matter how small, translates into immediate, tangible support.
RUSA LGBTQ is a network of Russian-speaking LGBTQ+ individuals, their friends, supporters and loved ones. RUSA LGBTQ+ has welcomed many LGBTQ+ asylum seekers from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and other countries of the former Soviet Union. RUSA LGBTQ+ provides informational support to asylum seekers and organizes social events to increase acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQ+ people within the Russian-speaking public. RUSA LGBTQ+ advocates for justice for asylum seekers and for equality worldwide!
RUSA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donations are tax-deductible. EIN with the IRS is 88-3859648