Ebony House Inc
Evianne Cusseaux is truly an asset to Ebony House Inc., the only
African American AIDS education and outreach organization in Phoenix.
Evianne is transgendered and knows all about the lifestyle of
transgender and MSM (men having sex with men).
“There are a lot of transgender people and men having sex with men in
Phoenix who aren’t being reached,” she explains. Cusseaux believes it
to be “important for a transgender person to be on the team because we
can easily reach the MSM community and a lot of people can identify
themselves with us.”
In light of the commonalities between the gay and MSM community,
Cusseaux cautions that everyone needs to use a condom. “I really
encourage that because HIV is killing us, all of us,” she says. –delgie jones II