Ten Transgender People You Should Know

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  • Isis King
  • Jay Kelly
  • CeCe McDonald
  • C. Riley Snorton
  • Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
  • Marsha P. Johnson
  • Carlett A. Brown
  • Laverne Cox/Jay Kelly
  • Laverne Cox
  • Tiq Milan
  • Janet Mock

CeCe McDonald

Chrishaun Reed "CeCe" McDonald is an African-American transgender woman and activist who was sentenced to 41 months in prison for stabbing a man who attacked her and her friends, and, according to McDonald, shouted racist and transphobic slurs. McDonald was released on Jan. 13, 2014, after serving 19 months. Several media and political figures, including Marc Lamont Hill and Cam Gordon, have vocally supported CeCe throughout her journey. Currently, trans advocate and actress Laverne Cox is producing a documentary titled FREE CECE in an effort to expose CeCe's story to a larger audience and ultimately shed light on the violent culture surrounding transphobia.

(Photo: Courtesy of SupportCeCe.wordpress.com)

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