Good news: CeCe McDonald has finally been released on bail! After four months of CeCe being unjustly incarcerated, the community has managed to raise enough money to meet bail (after her bail was lowered from $150,000 to $75,000 on the 22nd of September), and she is out! Continue reading
Posted in Society, Trans/Queer, Twin Cities
Tagged CeCe, Chrishaun McDonald, community, criminal legal system, injustice, joy, out of jail, postaday2011, Support CeCe!
There’s a whole lot of negativity going on right now — CeCe being assaulted and then charged with murder, all of the stuff going down in Boystown right now, and millions of other situations to which I don’t have a direct connection and emotional investment. It all makes it hard to feel positive about society. And so, instead of blogging myself even deeper into a “the world is awful” mentality, I decided that I’m going to focus on positive things. Continue reading
Posted in Rambles
Tagged CeCe, Dyke March Chicago, Fair Sentencing Act, happiness, Homefulness, Mermaid Name Generator, negativity, POOR Magazine, positivity, postaday2011, society, Support CeCe!
I know that ten or twenty or fifty dollars may be more money than you can afford to donate to support Chrishaun (CeCe) McDonald. But what about one dollar? A single dollar — enough to buy a candy bar, or a small bag of chips, or a quarter of a gallon of gas. If we all gave just one dollar to support CeCe and spread the word, getting even more people to give a dollar and spread the word — there’s power in numbers. Just because we can’t afford to give large amounts of money doesn’t mean we can’t raise it. Continue reading
Reposted from Support CeCe McDonald!
Community Rallies Around Chrishaun Mcdonald to Find Solutions to Violence Against Trans Women of Color
Jun 29 Posted by Support CeCe!
Court hearing is continued to July 11
Minneapolis, MN – Over fifty community members, friends, and family gathered in solidarity with Chrishaun Mcdonald, whose hearing in Hennepin County District Court was set for June 28th but was continued to July 11th. After packing the District courtroom, advocates called for a fair trial for Ms. Mcdonald at a press conference held outside the Government Center. Reporters were present from Kare 11 News, KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, The Star Tribune, The Minnesota Independent, City Pages, Colu.mn, and Lavender Magazine.
Ms. Mcdonald is an African American transgender woman who was attacked by a group of white adults while walking by the Schooner Tavern on Lake Street in South Minneapolis, early on the morning of June 5th. Patrons of the bar attacked Ms. Mcdonald and her friends with transphobic and racist slurs and bashed Ms. Mcdonald’s face with a glass beer mug. Despite the fact that Ms. Mcdonald was the victim of the hate crime and multiple people were involved in the altercation that led to the death of one of her attackers, only Ms. Mcdonald was charged. She is currently being held in solitary confinement for her “protection,” despite her requests to be moved to general population. Continue reading