After spending 19 months in a men’s prison as punishment for defending herself in a transphobic attack, CeCe McDonald was released from prison today, more than a year before her initial sentence of 41 months was up.
McDonald will continue to be under the supervision of the Minnesota Department of Corrections until the completion of her 41 month sentence, according to Michael Friedman, executive director of the Legal Rights Center, which represented McDonald in court last year.
She was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility – St. Cloud around 8:30 a.m. CT, an official at the prison said.
CeCe says she’ll release a public statement soon. FINALLY!
when people say things like “you’re being cisphobic” or “you’re a fucking heterophobe,” all I hear is “I am experiencing for the first time what I have done to you and others like you, and I’ve decided that only people like you deserve to feel this.”
The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t matter whether or not you think homosexuality is a sin. Let me say that again. It does not matter if you think homosexuality is a sin, or if you think it is simply another expression of human love. It doesn’t matter. Why doesn’t it matter? Because people are dying. Kids are literally killing themselves because they are so tired of being rejected and dehumanized that they feel their only option left is to end their life. As a Youth Pastor, this makes me physically ill. And as a human, it should make you feel the same way. So, I’m through with the debate. When faced with the choice between being theologically correct…as if this is even possible…and being morally responsible, I’ll go with morally responsible every time.