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LAFF: Why Laverne Cox is lending her voice to the 'Free Cece' documentary

CeCe McDonald and a group of friends just wanted to make a midnight run to the store down the street from her Minneapolis home. But in the middle of their walk, they were accosted by a posse of white bar patrons. The antagonizers, male and female, lobbed a number of racist, homophobic and transphobic...

How Laverne Cox and I Helped 'Free CeCe' McDonald (Video)

Filmmaker Jac Gares discusses why she and the Orange Is the New Black star made a documentary about the incarceration and release of a transgender woman.

The Transgender Women Activists of Color in Andrea Bowers’s Iconic Photos

4 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

CeCe McDonald is one of the activists featured in Whose Feminism Is It Anyway?, a solo show of work by Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Bowers, now on view at Andrew Kreps Gallery.

Cece McDonald and Chelsea Manning talk prisons & trans iberation in “Captive Genders”

The second edition of Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex was released last month. You should take a look.  Along with all the brilliance of the first edition, this edition includes a foreword by abolitionist CeCe...Show More Summary

Let's Celebrate Black Trans Women's Lives, Not Deaths

Here’s the most game-changing black feminist news you might have missed in weeks: In Minneapolis, transgender and anti-prison activist CeCe McDonald debuts electric turquoise braids swept into an elegant updo. Followers rave, “Oh dear...Show More Summary

CeCe McDonald Reflects On Life And Activism Since Her Release From Prison

9 months agoNews : Huffington Post

This is the first feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significant role in the ongoing fight for trans and queer liberation. In a time when conversations...Show More Summary

Black Trans Lives Matter

By H. Melt On March 30 at DePaul University — one day after the Trans 100 event and one day before the Transgender Day of Visibility — CeCe McDonald and Monica James, two black trans women from Chicago, gathered to...

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MTV to Air 'Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word' Documentary Highlighting Trans Youth

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Between her role as Sofia in Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and producing a feature length, independent documentary about Cece McDonald, Laverne Cox has firmly established herself as a modern icon within the transgender community. To date, the bulk...

Laverne Cox and Jac Gares on Their Documentary, FREE CeCe!

[Original publication date: Dec. 16, 2013] Laverne Cox and Jacqueline Gares talk CeCe, transmisogyny, and the justice system. On June 5th, 2011, CeCe McDonald and some of her friends were heading to a grocery when a group of people came out of a bar and started hurling racist and transphobic remarks, and eventually drinks and broken glass. By the end... Read More

Things I Read That I Love #138: I Am Perfectly Normal And Fine, I Told Myself

2 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Topics include the new face of hunger, The Olive Garden, CeCe McDonald, college rankings, sitcom cities, Amway, PTSD, "hiking while black" and moar!

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Some very ’90s advice on how to have cybersex on the internet. A new study finds that men are more attracted to women who listen to them. Rolling Stone profiles CeCe McDonald. Alexandra and Elizabeth Deustch on why we need a new ERA. “I won’t presume to speak for all women of color so I will [...]

40 Under 40: Prison Turned CeCe McDonald Into An Activist

The Fighters: With a conviction that changed her life, CeCe McDonald found herself fighting against the struggles transgender women face in America's already unbalanced judicial system. read more

CeCe McDonald Speaks Freely

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Photo courtesy of CeCe McDonald CeCe McDonald was sentenced to 41 months in prison for fatally stabbing a man in an altercation with McDonald and her friends in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2011. McDonald said the assailants yelled racist and transphobic slurs and attacked her. Show More Summary

Laverne Cox Talks Race, Trans Issues On Take Part Live

Laverne Cox joined recently-appointed GLAAD board member Meghan McCain, along with Jacob Soboroff and Kim Stoltz to discuss her recent success, CeCe McDonald, and racial issues. read more

Transgender Activist “CeCe” Talks Prison Time For Manslaughter In A Mens’ Prison [Video]

CeCe McDonald, a transgender activist who served time in prison after using deadly force to protect herself during a transphobic and racist attack, talks about her struggle and her activism. huffingtonpost-youtube

Reina Gossett, CeCe McDonald and Dean Spade Sit Down to Talk Prison Abolition

2 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

CeCe McDonald, Dean Spade and Reina Gossett are coming together to make a series of videos and an event on April 21 centering around discussions about the prison-industrial complex and how to survive the violent atmosphere it create...

2014 Trans 100 Includes CeCe McDonald, Fallon Fox

Activist CeCe McDonald, athlete Fallon Fox, and Advocate.com writer Parker Marie Molloy are among the accomplished selectees of this year's Trans 100. Featured Image: read more

CeCe McDonald: Rebuilding Her Life After 19 Months in Prison

As the documentary around CeCe McDonald's life will show, prison isn't safe for anyone, especially transgender women. Featured Image: read more

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