Why You Need to Know CeCe McDonald

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  • CeCe McDonald and Transgender Violence
  • Who is CeCe McDonald?
  • Understanding Her Attack
  • Her Arrest
  • The Sentencing
  • Free CeCe! the Documentary
  • This Type of Violence Isn’t Rare
  • The Statistics
  • Black Transgender Folks Mistrust the Police
  • Protecting All of Us

Understanding Her Attack

On the night of June 5, 2011, McDonald and her friends (all LGBT people of color) were walking to the store when they passed a bar. Dean Schmitz, a male patron, and two of his friends (all white) yelled racial and transphobic epitaphs and violently attacked them. McDonald reached for a knife out of her purse to defend herself and killed Schmitz.

(Photo: Courtesy of SupportCeCe.wordpress.com)

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