Apr. 17th, 2012

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Sign the petition here.

http://www.glaad.org/blog/petition-chrishaun-cece-mcdonalds-arrest

Petition Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald's Arrest
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 4:12pm by Marcus Brock, Media Strategist at GLAAD

Momentum is building as the hearing and trial for Crishaun “CeCe” McDonald approaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The community is encouraged to attend the hearing scheduled for April 24. CeCe was the victim of a violent transphobic and racist assault during the summer of 2011. Since, she has been incarcerated and the only person in the altercation to face legal action, even though her aggressor lacerated her cheek with a drinking glass during the heated exchange. CeCe face charges of “second degree murder” for an act of self-defense where she was injured and her life threatened. Hennepin County Attorney General, Michael Freeman has the authority to review CeCe’s case and drop the charges on the rationale of self-defense, but has yet to do so.

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On April 24, 2012 supporters are encouraged to attend the hearing and evidentiary motions at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 6th Street S, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The hearing will begin at 9 am. CeCe’s trial is scheduled to follow on April 30 on the 13th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center.

You can also show your support for CeCe by signing the petition, which was organized by the Free CeCe Support Committee.

Sign the petition today in solidarity for Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald and the LGBT community! You can also call, fax or email the attorney general here.

GLAAD urges the media to tell CeCe McDonald's story and the continued discrimination transgender people - particularly transgender women of color - continue to face when trying to participate fully in their communities.

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