CeCe McDonald, who served two and a half years in prison for killing a man in an act of self-defense, has been released from prison. Trans advocates and allies are celebrating by taking to Twitter and telling the world what they have learned from McDonald. Using the hashtag #BecauseofCeCe, Twitter users are showing their support for McDonald. Take a look at some of the messages below:
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) January 13, 2014
#BecauseofCeCe I am inspired to make sure that trans women are protected and safe wherever they go
— Emet Tauber (@Rememberandhope) January 14, 2014
— Monica Roberts (@TransGriot) January 13, 2014
— The Task Force (@TheTaskForce) January 13, 2014
#BecauseofCeCe we have to share more stories of trans* oppression, and also uplift and courage.
— Gerald Farinas (@GeraldFarinas) January 14, 2014
#BecauseofCeCe i can tell you why the fight for trans* rights is just as important as any other. no more suffering.
— shae (@shaeberry) January 14, 2014
#BecauseOfCeCe I recognize that the arc of justice takes support to curve towards progress and freedom
— nealcarter (@nealcarter) January 13, 2014
#BecauseofCeCe I know that if i am ever incarcerated, there will be a community looking out for me.
— Luna Askari (@LunAskari) January 13, 2014