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BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/21/11
Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald appeared in court, Dec. 20 for a hearing where it was decided that her trial will begin on April 30, 2012, instead of the original start date of Jan. 9.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/06/11
Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald appeared in court, Dec. 5, for the first evidentiary hearing for the charges she is facing after being the target of a racist attack in June of this year.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 11/21/11
Community members, family, friends, and supporters of Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald held a boisterous rally outside the office of Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman, demanding that he drop the charges against McDonald.
BY Lex Huran | Minneapolis, MN | 9/26/11
At a hearing for Chrishaun McDonald on Sept. 22, over 40 people gathered to show their support for her, as both sides made arguments in regards to the defense’s motion for a bail reduction.
BY Luce Guillen-Given | Minneapolis, MN | 9/24/11
A young African American transgender woman was attacked by a group of white men outside of the Schooner Tavern on Lake Street in South Minneapolis, early on the morning of June 5, 2011. Chrishaun (CeCe) McDonald and her friends were on their way to the grocery store when they were attacked by patrons of the bar with transphobic and racist slurs, and one person bashed Ms. McDonald’s face with a glass beer mug. Although Ms. McDonald was the target of a hate crime, she was singled out and charged with second degree murder after one of the attackers was killed.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 7/22/11
On July 21, ultra-right wing presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann’s husband’s clinic was overrun by costumed ‘gay barbarians,’ who grunted, threw glitter inside the clinic lobby and chanted, “You can’t pray away the gay - baby, I was born this way!”
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 7/06/11
Over 1500 LGBTQ folks came out to march at Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood for the annual Dyke March on June 25.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/27/11
A lively CSFR contingent participated in the annual Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue to Loring Park on June 25.
BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 5/22/11
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight people besieged the capitol here, raising their voices against a bill that starts the process towards a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, by defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman (HF1615). On May 16, chants of, “Gay, straight, Black, white - civil marriage is a right!” rang through the capitol as over 1000 people gathered in front of the House Representatives chamber doors waiting for the session to begin.
HF1615
BY Chance Zombor | Waukesha, WI | 10/27/10
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), along with other student groups, held a Speak Out Against Racism! demonstration in response to a recent rise of white supremacist graffiti on the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha campus. The graffiti included swastikas and the initials “KKK.” The graffiti had previously been addressed by the university administration only with a mass email warning of a possible “written reprimand, loss of a privilege, or community service” for the perpetrator.
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