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Katie Burgess

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    CeCe McDonald to serve out sentence in male prison

    Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, the transgender woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter last month, will remain in a male prison for the duration of her sentence, despite safety concerns from her attorneys and supporters. Minnesota prisons do follow transgender placement guidelines that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    CeCe McDonald supporters throw Molotov cocktail at Portland Wells Fargo

    A group claiming solidarity with Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman who recently pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in Hennepin County, is taking credit for an unlit Molotov cocktail found inside a Wells Fargo in Portland, Oregon last week. The bank manager found the homemade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    CeCe McDonald to be incarcerated in male prison -- at least for now [VIDEO]

    Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter last month, will be incarcerated in a male prison, at least for now. McDonald was arrested last summer for fatally stabbing Dean Alvin Schmitz outside the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis. The Hennep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    San Francisco Dems want DOJ to investigate CeCe McDonald case

    Nearly three weeks since the end of the trial, San Francisco Democrats are entering the debate over Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman from Minneapolis who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. The city's Democratic Party passed a resolution last week calling McDonald's treatme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Molly Flaherty charged with smashing glass on CeCe McDonald's face

    A Minneapolis woman is charged with starting the fight outside the Schooner Tavern last summer that resulted in Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman, being charged with second-degree murder. Molly Shannon Flaherty "threw or pushed" a glass into McDonald's face outside the bar that night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Legal Rights Center: Beyond CeCe McDonald

    This past week's feature, "The Edge of Doubt," brought readers inside the walls of the Legal Rights Center, where attorneys for CeCe McDonald prepared her defense against charges of second-degree murder. A nonprofit that predates Hennepin County's modern public defense system, the Legal Rights Cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Michael Freeman talks prosecution of CeCe McDonald [VIDEO]

    This week's cover story, "The Edge of Doubt," gives a behind-the-scenes look into the case of Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman who was charged with murdering Dean Alvin Schmitz outside a south Minneapolis bar last summer. The case generated plenty of controversy. Supporters all over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Katie Burgess talks CeCe McDonald case, judicial system [VIDEO]

    This week's feature, "The Edge of Doubt," examines the controversial trial of Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman accused of murdering Dean Alvin Schmitz outside the Schooner Tavern last summer. Since the charges were filed almost a year ago, advocates for McDonald have amassed all over ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2012

    CeCe McDonald murder trial

    Behind the scenes of the transgender woman's case

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    CeCe McDonald pleads guilty to lesser charge

    Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman facing two second-degree murder charges, agreed to a plea deal in court today. McDonald pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, which will carry a 41-month sentence. McDonald was accused of stabbing Dean Alvin Schmitz in the heart outside the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Chrishaun McDonald says transgender status means unfair murder trial ahead

    ​Chrishaun McDonald, charged with stabbing David Schmitz to death earlier this month outside The Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis, is claiming that her status as transgender jeopardizes her ability to receive a fair trial. McDonald is also claiming self defense.

  • News

    June 15, 2011

    Queer in the Twin Cities

    Eight important local LGBT leaders

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Valentine's play explores transgender issues

    This Valentine's weekend, a play at the Bedlam Theatre explores the heartbreaking lows as well as the joyful highs of life, love, and sex for transgender men and women.

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