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The CeCe McDonald story: was she fighting back or committing murder?

1 Dead, 1 Arrested after Stabbing in Minneapolis (2011, June 6). WCCO,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Anderson-Minshall, Diane (2012, April 20). Fighting for Her Life: Transgender Woman Charged with Murder. The Advocate,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Annabelle, Jessica (2012, February 23). Commentary: Free CeCe. Lavender Magazine,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Broverman, Neil (2012, May 2). After Horrific Fight Leaves Man Dead, Trans Woman CeCe McDonald Accepts Guilty Plea. Advocate,, retrieved 5/2/12.

CeCe McDonald: Black, Transgender Woman Faces Murder Trial for What Supporters Call Self-Defense. Democracy Now!,, retrieved 4/27/12.

CeCe McDonald, Minnesota Transgender Woman, Please Guilty in Manslaughter Case Despite Supporters’ Defense (2012, May 2). Huffington Post,, retrieved 5/2/12.

Cox, Laverne (2012, April 9). Jenny Talackova Can Compete but the Fight Against Tran Justice Rages On. Huffington Post,, retrieved 4/22/12.

Gebhard, Kris and  Lex Horan (2012, April 26).  Hennepin County Attornry Michael Freeman’s Aggressive Prosecution of CeCe McDOnald. Free Speech Zone,, retrieved 4/27/12.

Hamel, Chris (2012, February 22). Free CeCe McDonald. Workers World,, retrieved 4/22/12.

Henry, Imani (2012, April 11). Support Grows for CeCe McDonald as Trial Date Nears. Workers World,, retrieved 4/22/12.

Horan, Lex and Luce Guillen-Givins (2011, September 25). CeCe McDonald Deemed “Not a Threat,” Bail Lowered, as Supporters Fill Courtroom. Twin Cities Daily Planet,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Keisling, Mara (2012, April 20). Reflections on a National Media Moment for Trans People. Huffington Post,, retrieved 4/22/12.

King, Jamilah (2012, May 2). CeCe McDonald Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder. Colorlines,, retrieved 5/2/12.

King, Jamilah (2012, May 2). Supporters Stand in Solidarity for CeCe McDonald Murder Trial. Colorlines,, retrieved 5/2/12.

Leger, Tom (2012, May 2). Dean Spade Speaks on CeCe McDonald Trial. Pretty Queer,, retrieved 5/9/12.

Lentsch, Kate (2012, May 2). Student On Trial for Second-Degree Murder; Claims Self-Defense. City College News,, retrieved 5/2/12.

Mannix, Andy (2012, May 9). CeCe McDonald Murder Trial. City Pages,, retrieved 5/10/12.

Mullen, Mike (2011, June 25). Transgender Suspect Chrishaun McDonald Didn’t Kill Schmitz, Witnesses Claim. City Pages,, retrieved 4/22/12.

Norfleet, Nicole (2012, April 27). A Day of Protests at Jail. Star Tribune,, retrieved 4/27/12.

Powell, Joy (2012, May 2). Plea Deal Ends Protests Over Murder Charge. Star Tribune,, retrieved 5/11/12.

Regan, Sheila (2012, May 2).  CeCe McDonald Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter. Twin Cities Daily Planet,, retrieved 5/2/12.

Regan, Sheila (2011, December 5).  CeCe McDonald Goes to Court—Hearing on Miranda Rights in Minneapolis. Twin Cities Daily Planet,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Rosenblum, Gail (2011, September 28).  Murder Case Becomes a Gauge of Progress for Transgender. Star Tribune,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Simons, Abby (2011, December 6). Defendant in Minneapolis Stabbing Death Now Says it was Self-Defense. Star Tribune,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Simons, Abby (2011, October 7).  Attorney for Minneapolis Transgender Suspect Says New Charge is ‘Retaliation.’ Star Tribune,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Simons, Abby (2011, July 11).  Second Weapon Raises Questions in Minneapolis Murder Case. Star Tribune,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Support CeCe McDonald,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Van Denburg, Hart (2011, June 27). Chrishaun McDonald Says Transgender Status Means Unfair Murder Trial Ahead. City Pages,, retrieved 4/22/12.

Van Denburg, Hart (2011, June 14). Chrishaun , Dean Schmitz’s Alleged Killer, Allegedly Reacted to Transgender Slure. City Pages,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Van Denburg, Hart (2011, June 7). Chrishaun Reed McDonald Charged in Stabbing Death of Dean Schmitz. City Pages,, retrieved 4/22/12.

Van Denburg, Hart (2011, June 6). Dean Schmitz Stabbed to Death Outside Schooner Tavern. City Pages,, retrieved 4/22/12.

Walsh, Paul (2011, June 27).  Transgender Advocates Defend Accused Killer of Bar Patron. Star Tribune,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Walsh, Paul (2011, June 13).  Witness: Slain Minneapolis Bar Patron’s Gay-Bashing Remark Ignited Melee. Star Tribune,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Walsh, Paul (2011, June 8).  Minneapolis Stabbing Victim Ran Into Scissors, Suspect Says. Star Tribune,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Wasserman, Scott (2011, July 7). Man Faces Murder Charge in Minneapolis Bar Stabbing. My Fox 9,, retrieved 4/23/12.

Yuen, Laura (2012, May 2).  Transgender Woman Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Manslaughter. Minnesota Public Radio,, retrieved 5/2/12.

Yuen, Laura (2012, April 27).  Judge Will Rule if Tattoo is Allowable Evidence in Murder Trial. Minnesota Public Radio,, retrieved 4/27/12.

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