Help Revolutionary CeCe McDonald!

$10,545 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 347 people in 46 months

Revolutionary black trans woman CeCe McDonald has inspired many people with not only her survival from a racist, transphobic, and misogynistic hate crime and her criminalization for that survival, but also how she has emerged from that experience as a brilliant and passionate advocate. Now out of prison since January, CeCe is in a very precarious financial situation and is practically homeless. She needs the community's support and love to help her gain some financial stability so that she can thrive and do her incredible activism. For example, CeCe currently does not own a computer and her phone was recently temporarily disconnected because she couldn't pay the bill. Please support her however you can!

Learn more about CeCe and her work:


Read more: Rolling Stone article about CeCe

CeCe in her own words: "My name is Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where I have faced lots of discrimination and violence. I moved to Minnesota to (try) to change my life and further my transition. I have been living here now for 7+ years and have turned my life completely around. In June of 2011, some friends and I were face with a verbal and physical altercation with a group of white, cis/hetero people who used very homo/transphobic and racially charged language that led to a group melee that led to the death of one of my attackers in me defending myself. I was charged with 2nd degree murder, which I later took a plea for 2nd degree manslaughter and received 41 months in prison. The incident brought attention to the ongoing denial and unacknowledgment of violence/hate crimes toward those of the GLBTQI community, especially African American (trans) women."




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Thank you so much for raising the money for CeCe! Please watch the video where CeCe thanks everyone and also calls everyone to action to help find Sage Smith, a young black trans woman who disappeared two years ago.

Please read about Sage here: https://www.facebook.com/sagesmithmatters

Please donate to support the search for Sage here: http://www.youcaring.com/other/find-sage-smith/256254

You can reach CeCe directly to learn how to get involved with Sage's campaign at honeebea88@gmail.com or call or text her at 612.703.9463.
Thank you and call to action for Sage!!
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Thank you all SOOO SOOO MUCH for how quickly we are reaching out goal!! I think we can raise the full money soon! If you haven't yet donated but can spare even a few dollars, please consider showing CeCe appreciation for all the inspiration and strength she has given the community. If you have already donated, please share the fundraiser on social media and encourage your friends to lift up and support this incredible leader.

Here is a video from CeCe thanking you!
CeCe says Thanks!!!
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Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your support! We've already raised more than $3,500 after a day and a half! I'm sure that we can raise the full $10,000! If you haven't donated yet, please consider donating even a small amount. A number of people have given $5 and that adds up! If you have already donated, please share the page with your friends on social media and encourage them to donate and tell them what CeCe means to you!

CeCe says, "I want people to know I'm sincerely and spiritually thankful that people care about me and my struggle! This will help me accomplish a lot in my life that I have been struggling with... I can finally have some control over these issues and focus on progressing in my work. Thank you all so much again!"
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MissvsDat Koger
46 months ago

Aaw my Luv, my BM, everything is coming to you for the best I love you... Keep up the positive Work... #1 my Bridesmaid

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I-Am Hope Freeman
46 months ago

Good luck Miss CeCe. Much love darling!

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Olga Tomchin
46 months ago

You can email me at olga.tomchin@gmail.com if you have any questions about the fundraiser!

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Mikiya Mcgadney
46 months ago

Is there any way to contact one of you personally ?

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Nell Myhand
46 months ago

Sending you much love and gratitude. Thanks for your support of Justice for Lateisha Green. Best of luck with the fundraising!

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Honee Bea
46 months ago

I want to Thank everyone for sh pop wing love and support! I truly love you all! Thank you all so much...

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Created October 6, 2014
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MissvsDat Koger
46 months ago

Aaw my Luv, my BM, everything is coming to you for the best I love you... Keep up the positive Work... #1 my Bridesmaid

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I-Am Hope Freeman
46 months ago

Good luck Miss CeCe. Much love darling!

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Olga Tomchin
46 months ago

You can email me at olga.tomchin@gmail.com if you have any questions about the fundraiser!

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Mikiya Mcgadney
46 months ago

Is there any way to contact one of you personally ?

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Nell Myhand
46 months ago

Sending you much love and gratitude. Thanks for your support of Justice for Lateisha Green. Best of luck with the fundraising!

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Honee Bea
46 months ago

I want to Thank everyone for sh pop wing love and support! I truly love you all! Thank you all so much...

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