HRC National Dinner

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Yesterday we were very lucky to attend an HRC National Dinner.

So many emotions, so many impressions. It is the first time we attended an event of such a magnitude. It is very motivating and encouraging for our future activism and gives us strength to fight for equality. To fight for equality here in the US, in Russia and in the world.

John Becker, Michael Knaapen, Charles Sloan Chan Massey and Joseph Chan, thank you for the wonderful opportunity to attend this event!

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We still need your help

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Dear friends! We still need your help and support! I will be writing very short text. At the moment we have two of the most important and difficult problems:

1) Help with translations. We’re almost done to translate the publications in the media. But we have a large number of documents, letters and testimony. They are difficult to translate, so we are looking for those who really do the job. We will be very thankful and grateful to you …

2) Two women are coming to Washington DC from Russia really soon. I wrote about this here: New asylum seekers from Putin’s Russia. They still continue to look for housing. It will be very nice if we can help them. We really want to support them in the difficult period of life.

If you can, share this post with your friends.
Thank you for your solidarity and support!

P.s. Once again I am sorry for my mistakes and poor knowledge of the English language.

Now we’re a real family!

Today is the day of our happiness. Today, Igor and I were married!

Almost 4.5 years ago, we met and immediately fell in love. Ever since, we’ve dreamed of not only living together, but becoming a real family. Today, we can finally say: We are a family!

A year ago we could not even imagine that our lives would be like this: that we’d leave for America, and that we would be legally married. But today, this is our reality.

Thank you, friends!

Thank you, John and Michael, for helping to change our lives! Thank you very much for becoming a part of our lives, and thank you for organizing this day.

Thanks to all the Americans who fought every day for our and your ability to be happy!

We love you, people!!! We are happy!

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New asylum seekers from Putin’s Russia

ROFv9S73jiEFriends! I need your assistance. Two friends of mine are going to escape anti-gay Russia. They are together nearly 6 years. They are 30’s, friendly, nice and speak English. They have a lovely and obedient dog (5 year old Dachshund). They want to live normal life without humiliating and discrimination. Girls will appreciate any your help. If you have an extra room or main room available for a minimum of 3 months please let me know (Washington, D.C.). They are ready to answer any additional questions. Unfortunately they have to hide their relationships from public and due to this fact they can not provide their claim with a photo. But we can send it in a private communication. You may ask me or contact them directly.

Lawyers, Bridegrooms, and a Porn Star

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Hello friends! Unfortunately, I am writing this blog not as often as I would like. But I hope that in the future I will be able to write here more often. I’m translating every day documents and media publications to apply for our political asylum. I feel that we have translated about 40% of the total amount of texts now. It is very good. Mostly, we were able to make these translations due to the help of those people who have responded to our request for help. They translated a huge amount of materials into English. I thank them so much for helping us! But we are still looking for people who are fluent in Russian and English languages. We still need help to translate documents for our political asylum cases.

DSC_1060I would like to tell you also, that on October 13th, at the DC Center LGBT organization, we took part in a very interesting and useful round table with a well-known immigration lawyer from Philadelphia – Larisa Tenberg. The meeting held in the «question and answer» format. Everyone had an opportunity to ask questions about political asylum in the United States, and to receive complete and detailed responses. The debate was broadcasted online. For those people who speak Russian, Spectrum Human Rights Alliance downloaded on the internet a video file of the mentioned above round table. It is available at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/53917754

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I hope everything will be better

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For several days in a row, I’ve been at home. There is one problem, which at the moment is very important. Honestly, I’ve even started to panic. I need to translate a huge number of documents, media publications, testimony, and much more. Unfortunately, I am very bad at English. And I don’t have money for paid interpreters. Also, my friends are not able to deal with the large number of text translations. We are moving very slowly. And our lawyer is waiting on us to finish these translations.

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My new Life

Hello Friends!

On July 2, 2014 I started my new life.

On that day my fiancé and I got on a plane at Moscow’s Vnukovo and after a few hours we arrived in New York City. We then travelled to Washington DC which is our new home.

It was the first time in our life outside of Russia. We had never travelled to other countries and now we had to move to the United States.
The reason we left was because of the persecution and hatred in Russia. This fear and violence is what made us decided to forget the past and to take a step forward towards a happy life. This however was a very serious and difficult decision; but at the same time it has been an amazing adventure.  Which is the adventure called Life.

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