McDonald, of course, is the trans woman of color that ended up spending time in jail following an unprovoked attack by a man who was taunting her. The attacker bled to death after he was stabbed by McDonald in self-defense. McDonald is now out of prison.
The Rolling Stone piece, titled The Transgender Crucible, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, is not only a factual accounting of the transphobic attack that brought McDonald to the attention of the media, but also hits all bases of the downside of being a trans woman of color in our society today.
McDonald in Rolling Stone talking about the plight of trans women of color:
“You never hear, ‘She passed on her own, natural causes, old age,’ no, no, no. She’s either raped and killed, she’s jumped and killed, stalked and killed — or just killed.”
Excellent reading. This story came out today (July 29) in the magazine edition of Rolling Stone and will not be available online for at least a week.
Earlier articles on CeCe McDonald: https://lexiecannes.com/?s=cece&x=0&y=0
Lexie Cannes — a great award-winning feature film about a trans woman. Watch it right now: http://www.amazon.com/Lexie-Cannes-CourtneyODonnell/dp/B00KEYH3LQ Or get the DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/