Posts Tagged: CeCe McDonald

LGBTQ Lives and the Prison System

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At the New Yorker, Grace Dunham discusses the importance of Captive Genders, an anthology about the oft-forgotten impact of the prison industrial complex on trans and queer people, recently released in its second edition: The book brings together the work of activists, artists, and academics, many of whom are current or former prisoners; it challenges […]

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“CeCe Is Being Punished for Not Being Killed”

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“Recent research and reports on violence against transgender women have found that, in 2010, 44 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-affected hate-crime murder victims were trans women. In 2009, trans women accounted for 50 percent of LGBTQH hate-crime murder victims.” Mother Jones reports on the case of CeCe McDonald. In accepting a plea […]

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More on CeCe McDonald

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CeCe in her own words. Yesterday, McDonald pled guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the second degree. Supporters can write to CeCe while she’s in jail, and those in the Minneapolis area can show solidarity at her June 4th sentencing date. “What’s next for CeCe McDonald?” Colorlines interviews Billy Navarro of the Minnesota […]

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