Who is Kendall Stephens Activist? Trans Woman Charged with R#pe

Kendall Stevens is a popular Philadelphia-based LGBTQ activist, a trans woman, who has been accused of r#ping two boys.

Kendall Stevens is 37 years old and a media darling due to her trans identity and her work as an activist.

However, all that has seemingly come crashing down as she’s now accused of r#ping two children – boys – aged 14 and 9.

For clarity, a trans woman is a person assigned male at birth who decided to transition to become female.

According to NBC Philadelphia, the investigation began on Sept. 25 when the grandmother of one of the victims reported to police that Stephens — a family friend — sexually assaulted her grandchild. 

Stephens allegedly abused one boy on at least three occasions since 2022, beginning when he was just 8-years-old.

A second victim also told police he was assaulted by Stephens and she had given him gifts “out of nowhere,” investigators said. 

The victim believed the presents were given to him to “keep him quiet,” according to court documents.

Stephens also allegedly told one of the victims that he would be locked up if he told anyone about the abuse.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is investigating following these allegations.

In the wake of these allegations, people want to know more about Kendall Stevens and we present all we have found out below.

Who is Kendall Stevens activist?

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Kendall Stevens is a popular Philadelphia-based LGBTQ activist, a trans woman.

37-year old Stevens describes herself as a Human and Civil Rights Advocate and Activist.

“My interest in the helping profession has developed over many years, specifically through my staunch advocacy work within the urban infrastructure of Philadelphia,” Kendall Stephens activist writes on her LinkedIn page, which has now been taken down.

She holds an associate degree in Behavioural Health/Human Services.

Kendall Stevens has entered the limelight due to being accused of r#ping two boys.

Stevens has been a trans woman for a while but like many trans people, she said she faced adversity from her family when she announced her identity.

“At first, her mother struggled with Stephens’ identity, and refused to provide information that would allow her to apply for financial aid and attend college,” a profile about her by the Community College of Philadelphia read.

According to her, due to her family turning her back on her she has experienced homelessness, life in a shelter, couch surfing, violence and life on the streets.

In an infamous episode, Kendal Stephens activist was attacked in her home on August 24th 2020.

Stevens was attacked by a mob of people in her Point Breeze home on the night of Aug. 24. and suffered a broken nose, a bruised rib, a busted lip, a gash on her head, bloody gums and cuts on her legs and feet. 

All these pushed her to become an activist, and a very prominent one, known in Philadelphia circles.

“Having that firsthand connection, it kind of gives me a unique perspective on how to combat some of the issues and challenges happening in the community,” she explained. “Somebody right next to a problem may be the one that is able to find the solution.”

Since 2015, Kendall Stevens activist has served as co-facilitator of TransWay, a two-hour weekly support group for trans and gender-nonconforming people at William Way, which honored her with its New Emerging Leader Award last October. 

She also facilitates support groups and assists yoga classes as an intern at Morris Home, the Southwest Philadelphia recovery center for trans and gender-nonconforming folks with addictions.

She has received numerous accolades for her activism including…

In January 2020, the Philadelphia Gay News named Kendall as its “Person of the Year.”

Achieving the Dream (ATD) named her one of eight 2020 DREAM Scholars, an honor that enables her to participate in a program to enhance leadership, critical thinking and networking skills. Achieving the Dream — the national, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement — promotes long-term and sustainable practices that foster student success.

The Dream Scholars recently met with community college leaders at the ATD annual conference, sharing their educational experiences while attending sessions alongside leaders on improving student success, institutional governance, and more. The program culminated in a presentation by the DREAM Scholars to more than 2,000 community college leaders.

Weeks later, Kendall was named to the 2020 All-USA Academic Team and designated as the New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar for Pennsylvania. 

The state honor comes with a $2,250 scholarship; as an All-USA Team Member, she will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a special medallion.

Kendall Stevens activist is married to Iman Avery Shaw.

“It was good to have my family and the groom’s family there,” she said. “Our families were at different points of acceptance with us. However, all of them showed up to the wedding, affirming they really care, and they accept us.”

Stephens also received a full scholarship to Temple University to continue her career path in social work and social services. 

She said that she is grateful to be among the students in Philly who can focus on their classwork without worrying how to pay for college. 

“I was extremely excited to receive the scholarships, because I can now go to school without financial worries,” she said. 

“When you are dealing with financial struggles and trying to achieve educational goals, that can weigh down on you, distract you and take you off focus. I wanted a credential to help with my advocacy work.”

Kendall Stephens activist R#pe accusations

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Kendall Stevens was arrested and charged for allegedly raping two minors in December 2023. 

Kendall Stephens, 37, was arrested Monday and had a preliminary arraignment in Philadelphia Municipal Court.

Court documents show Stephens was charged with r#pe, involuntary deviant s#xual intercourse, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with minors, indecent assault against people less than 13 years of age, obscenity to minors and endangering the welfare of children.

Philadelphia police said the alleged incidents happened in September.

A judge set Kendall Stevens activist’s bail for $250,000 and she’s due back in court Friday December 29th.

Kendall Stevens attacked

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Kendall Stephens, a transgender woman of color and leader in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ community, was attacked by a mob of people in her Point Breeze home on the night of Aug. 24. Stephens suffered a broken nose, a bruised rib, a busted lip, a gash on her head, bloody gums and cuts on her legs and feet. Philadelphia Police are currently investigating the case.  

The attack took place around 11 p.m., not long after Stephens and her 12-year-old goddaughter heard a group of people kicking up a commotion outside her house, apparently fighting and throwing liquor bottles. Stephens’ other teenage goddaughter was also home at the time.

When Stephens asked the disorderly group to move along, her words devolved into an argument with one of her assailants, who forced her way into Stephens’ home as she turned to go back inside. The attacker began punching Stephens, who tried to retaliate, and was joined by three other women from the mob who bashed Stephens with household objects, stomped on her and pulled her hair. “They were also yelling [hateful] words, they called me an effing tranny,” Stephens said. 

Two or three men from the mob eventually entered Stephens’ house and herded out the women, but continued to beat Stephens when she was unconscious. Part of the assault was captured on Stephens’ security camera before her attackers burglarized it.

Stephens said the police officers who initially responded to the 911 call failed to take her statement or even classify the crime as an aggravated assault, telling her to file a private civil complaint. 

“I said, ‘wait a minute, they came into my home and attacked me, how is this a civil complaint?’ It was an aggravated assault,” Stephens said, adding that the officers also spoke with one of the assailants, without verifying her identity, who gave them false information. 

“They very much came across like they didn’t want to get involved and they were aggravated,” Stephens added. “When I kept trying to say, ‘this is what happened to me, I am in pain,’ they [said,] ‘you didn’t call an ambulance so it can’t be that bad.’”

When Stephens and her husband Avery went to the 17th district police department to report the crime, the lieutenant there did not take her report seriously, she told PGN. 

“He was very dismissive and nasty with me the whole time. He said, ‘I’m not going to allow a civilian to tell me the difference between a civil assault and aggravated assault.’ He said my injuries were not that bad.” 

Celena Morrison, director of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, came to Kendall’s aid, but the police officers at the 17th precinct antagonized her as well, according to Stephens. 

“It is always troubling and deeply upsetting to see acts of violence carried out against my fellow trans Philadelphians,” Morrison said in an email statement. “Our office will continue to do all we can to work with the Philadelphia Police Department, community members, and others to ensure that trans and non-binary folks are able to feel and be safe in their city.”

When Stephens ultimately got to the hospital and told the nurse what happened, the nurse called 911. An officer came to the hospital, who then called her superior, who in turn sent another set of detectives to the scene. They took Stephens’ statement and those of her two goddaughters. 

A spokesperson from the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) Office of Media Relations/Public Affairs said that due to the active nature of the case, “with future prosecution expected,” the investigating officers were unavailable for comment.

Tymesha Wearing

Tymesha Wearing
Tymesha Wearing

Tymesha Wearing was convicted in February of aggravated assault and conspiracy for her role in the home invasion and group assault of Kendall Stephens Philadelphia.

Wearing also was convicted of hate crimes, which are considered summary offenses in the city.

Wearing was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months of house arrest, and she will not be eligible for parole until 18 months of home confinement, 120 hours of community service, a letter of apology to Stephens and a court-monitored anger management program are all completed.

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