This is why we harp on media and police respecting the pronouns and lives of trans people. This woman was killed in June, but the community is just now finding out about it because of media and police misgendering
We head to Meridian, MS for the latest report concerning a trans sister who has gone too soon. And as you probably guessed, she was misgendered and disrespected in death by the local media.
Pay attention WTOK-TV and Carly Blake. This is how you properly report on the death of a transgender woman. Pronouns have been corrected from Blake's original story.
Stephens was found dead from a gunshot wound to the back of the head according to Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler III
"It looked like a single shot from what I could tell without disturbing anything. The body has gone to Jackson for an autopsy and we are just waiting for the investigation to hold there," says Cobler.
Meridian police are still looking for the shooter and a motive in the killing. MPD Chief Benny Dubose says that the gunshot wound was not self inflicted.