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CeCe McDonald and Laverne Cox

Photo of the day: CeCe McDonald released from prison

CeCe McDonald was released from prison today, almost a year before originally expected. CeCe was arrested and faced an unfair trial for defending herself and her friends from a racist and transmisogynist attack. That’s CeCe in the photo above — and yes, that’s Orange is the New Black star and all around badass Laverne Cox sitting next to her. Laverne Cox is making a documentary about Cece’s case — you can support the film here.

Check out Janet Mock’s beautiful open letter to CeCe McDonald upon her release, and the hashtag #BecauseofCeCe discussing learning, growth, and change that’s happened because of this inspiring activist who never stopped fighting for her community, ...

CeCe McDonald was released from prison today, almost a year before originally expected. CeCe was arrested and faced an unfair trial for defending herself and her friends from a racist and transmisogynist attack. That’s CeCe ...

CeCe McDonald will be released this month

Transgender activist CeCe McDonald is scheduled for early release from her 41 month prison sentence for manslaughter according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

In the spring of 2011, McDonald and a group of friends, all of color, queer and allied, while walking to a 24 hour store were verbally accosted by a group of racist drunks outside a local bar. McDonald confronted them and was subsequently assaulted by a woman, who smashed a glass in McDonald’s face, puncturing her jaw and lacerating her saliva gland. The fight that followed resulted in the self-defense stabbing death of Dean Schmitz, who McDonald and supporters identified as an instigator in the confrontation.

Transgender activist CeCe McDonald is scheduled for early release from her 41 month prison sentence for manslaughter according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

In the spring of 2011, McDonald and a group ...

CeCe McDonald on Trayvon Martin and racism in the system

Trans activist CeCe McDonald, who is serving a 41-month prison term for the stabbing death of a man after defending herself and her friends from a racist and transphobic attack, recently wrote a powerful post about racism in the criminal justice system. Comparing her case and Trayvon Martin’s, she notes that she’s the lucky one.

I know that people have been comparing my case to Zimmerman’s, and yes it’s obvious that laws are biased. But even I can say I came out blessed knowing that (a) the system was against me to begin with, and that (b) looking at other cases similar to mines, I didn’t have to spent extensive time–even decades–in prison. People don’t ...

Trans activist CeCe McDonald, who is serving a 41-month prison term for the stabbing death of a man after defending herself and her friends from a racist and transphobic attack, recently wrote a ...

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Lessons in intersectionality: Gender warrior Leslie Feinberg arrested while protesting CeCe McDonald’s incarceration

“My life has been a constant roller-coaster ride, with all its loops and deep dives. But I refuse to let these rides make me feel that I have to back away from my own pursuit of happiness.”Cece “Honey Bea” McDonald

“CeCe McDonald survived a fascist hate crime; now she’s sentenced as she struggles to survive an ongoing state hate crime…As a white, working-class, Jewish, transgender lesbian revolutionary I will not be silent as this injustice continues!”Leslie Feinberg

In Saturday’s Weekly Feminist Reader, Maya briefly mentioned that author and transgender activist Leslie Feinberg had been arrested “in solidarity with Cece McDonald”. I wanted to follow up because I think ...

“My life has been a constant roller-coaster ride, with all its loops and deep dives. But I refuse to let these rides make me feel that I have to back away from my own ...