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Pioneering Transgender Rights Activist Aimee Stephens Dies at 59

HeadlineMay 13, 2020

Transgender rights activist Aimee Stephens has died of kidney disease at the age of 59. Stephens was fired from her job at a Michigan funeral home in 2013 after she told her colleagues she would begin living as a woman. She was the lead plaintiff in a landmark transgender rights case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. Stephens traveled to Washington from Michigan last October for oral arguments.

Aimee Stephens: “I’m glad to have been able to bring this before the courts. And what happened to me was wrong. And hopefully we can fix that and correct it from this point on. Thank you.”

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