Stories tagged: "Aimee Stephens"


Aimee Stephens, photo courtesy the American Civil Liberties Union
Why the Late Aimee Stephens, a Transgender Civil Rights Hero, is a Michigan Woman to Celebrate

Donna Stephens opens up about her wife, the late LBGTQ rights champion Aimee Stephens, and her enduring legacy for Women's History Month.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16:  Documentary subject Grace Lee Boggs speaks on stage at the "American Revolutionary" premiere during the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival at American Airlines Theater on June 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
These Five Michigan Women Changed History Forever

Through activism, sports, astronautics, and monumental court cases, these five trailblazers made history in the Mitten.

FLINT, MI - OCTOBER 31: Supporters listen in their cars as former President Barack Obama speaks during a drive-in campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan. Biden is campaigning with former President Obama on Saturday in Michigan, a battleground state that President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016.
Healing America Can Start With Healing Michiganders’ Injuries From Injustice and Apathy

Healing the soul of America isn't just about displays of political unity, but about addressing deep wounds from the past four years.

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The US Had the Deadliest Year for Trans Women Again. This Is How Michigan Is Reacting.

In a year that brought some major victories for transgender Americans, over 40 were murdered for their identity.

These Five Laws Helped Shape Michigan’s 2020

The world events that shaped Michigan's tumultuous 2020 were themselves shaped by laws, some old and some new, that clarified the chaos of the year.

Aimee Stephens talks during in an interview in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear Stephens' case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans-rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Aimee Stephens’ Estate Will Receive More Than $100,000 in Discrimination Settlement

Stephens died weeks before the US Supreme Court decided she was protected under civil rights law. Now her former employer has to pay up.

U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and LBJ Foundation President and CEO Mark K. Updegrove discuss the justice’s trailblazing career at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2020.  The LBJ Foundation presented Justice Ginsburg with the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award, which honors those who carry on President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s legacy to right wrongs, champion justice, and serve humanity. (LBJ Foundation Photo/Jay Godwin)
Michigan Mourns, Honors Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“One thing I learned watching Justice Ginsburg’s fearless battles with cancer and injustice is that you never give up,” said Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.