Aimee Stephens Biography
A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Aimee Stephens was an American LGBTQ rights activist best known for her impending case in the Supreme Court.
She was born into a Southern Baptist family. Stephens originally studied to be a Baptist minister before switching to funeral services.
Aimee Stephens Age
Stephen died in 1960. She was 59 years old at the time of her death on May 12, 2020.
Aimee Stephens Wife
Stephens was married to her wife Donna. The couple resided in Detroit, Michigan area. At the moment there is no more information available about Donna.
Aimee Stephens Daughter
Stephens and her wife Donna had a daughter named Elizabeth. We will provide more information about her daughter as soon as it is available.
Aimee Stephens Death
Stephens died on May 12, 2020, at the age of 59 years. She died at -home hospice care surrounded by her family.
Stephens died from a kidney condition. She had kidney disease for years and required lengthy dialysis treatments. Her wife, Donna, shared a statement following her demise that read;
“Aimee is an inspiration. She has given so many hope for the future of equality for LGBTQ people in our country, and she has rewritten history. The outpouring of love and support is our strength and inspiration now.”
Chase Strangio, a member of Stephens’ legal team, released a statement saying;
“Aimee did not set out to be a hero and a trailblazer, but she is one, and our country owes her a debt of gratitude for her commitment to justice for all people and her dedication to our transgender community.
“As a member of her legal team, I am deeply sad for this loss. As a transgender person and an advocate, I am filled with both grief and rage that we have lost an elder far too soon. As we, and millions, carry her work for justice forward, may she rest in power and continue to guide us on this path.”
Aimee Stephens Supreme Court
Stephens was transgender. In 2013, two weeks after telling her boss that she was transgender, she was fired. Stephen’s boss, Thomas Rost then offered her severance and a deal which would prevent her from seeking legal action for her termination.
“I couldn’t do that,” Stephens told The Guardian. “There was too much at stake.”
Her case is set to be heard on October 8, 2020, at the Supreme Court.