Biloxi, MS. 2016. A few friends return to their hotel room after attending a rodeo. When they walk in, they find their friend, Dee, who had stayed behind, on the floor covered in stab wounds.
Today, we take a look at the murder of Dee Whigham.
“She was stabbed 190 times, and her killer got a plea deal. The DA explains why.” - SunHerald article by Margaret Baker. July 26, 2017 - https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article163614708.html
“Sailor expected to plead in transgender nurse’s death. Family calls it act of ‘pure hatred.’” - SunHerald article by Margaret Baker. July 20, 2017 - https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article162638168.html
“Did transgender woman meet her killer on dating website? Cops think so.” - SunHerald article by Margaret Baker. April 07, 2017 - https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article143199704.html
“Man stabbed woman he met on dating site 119 times after she told him she was transgender” - Independent article by Chris Baynes. July 26, 2017 - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/man-stab-woman-119-times-transgender-told-date-mississippi-hotel-room-dwayne-hickerson-dee-whigham-a7860591.html
“Miss. Nurse Dee Whigham Becomes 16th Trans Person Murdered in 2016” - Advocate article by Mari Brighe. July 26 2016 - https://www.advocate.com/transgender/2016/7/26/mississippi-nurse-dee-whigham-becomes-16th-trans-person-murdered-2016
“U.S. Supreme Court will let ‘religious freedom law,’ HB 1523, stand” - Mississippi Today article by Larrison Campbell. January 8, 2018 - https://mississippitoday.org/2018/01/08/supreme-court-denies-hb-1523-appeal/
“8 Statistics That Prove Why Transgender Day Of Visibility Is So Crucial” - Bustle article by Lara Rutherford-Morrison. March 31, 2017 - https://www.bustle.com/p/8-statistics-that-prove-why-transgender-day-of-visibility-is-so-crucial-48079
“The "Thrive Over 35" Hashtag By Ashlee Marie Preston Draws Attention To A Devastating Statistic About Black Trans Women & Life Expectancy” - Bustle article by James Loke Hale. June 23 2018 - https://www.bustle.com/p/the-thrive-over-35-hashtag-by-ashlee-marie-preston-draws-attention-to-a-devastating-statistic-about-black-trans-women-life-expectancy-9563755
“#ThriveOver35: We Can No Longer Accept the Brief Life Expectancy of Trans Women of Color“ - The Root article by Maiysha Kai. June 22, 2018 - https://theglowup.theroot.com/thriveover35-we-can-no-longer-accept-the-brief-life-e-1827050053
“Chris LeDoux” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_LeDoux