Beni Dedieu Luzau and the LGBTQI Caucus Recenter the Voices of the LBTQI Refugee Community

As part of the World Refugee Day celebrations, the Refugee Congress LGBTQI Caucus hosted a forum in the Russell Senate Building. Joined by other members of the refugee community as well as representatives from International Rescue Committee, International Refugee Assistance Project, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, UNHCR and the State Department, this event provided the space for the LGBTQI and […]

Eugenie Mukeshimana

State: Maryland City of Residence: Baltimore, Maryland Country of origin: Rwanda Arrival in the U.S.: 2001 Ms. Eugenie Mukeshimana is a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide. After struggling with this traumatic experience for nearly eight years, she and her daughter finally left in 2001 for the United States and were granted asylum. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland and has […]

Beni DeDieu Luzau

State: Maryland City of Residence:¬†Silver Spring, Maryland Country of origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo Arrival in the U.S.: 2008 Mr. Beni DeDieu Luzau fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004 to avoid imprisonment for his advocacy work on LGBTI issues and HIV/AIDS awareness. In the U.S. he continues his work for social justice as a member of […]