Leslie Feinberg, the activist and author of the trans coming-of-age classic Stone Butch Blues, was back in court on February 4 as a result of a June solidarity action for Cece McDonald. Cece's the black, trans woman imprisoned for defending herself against a white, straight cisgender attacker - a way-too-common story. She's currently serving a 41-month sentence in a Minnesota prison. Leslie could get up to a year behind bars depending on the outcome of the jury trial.
In Minneapolis back in June, according to the Free Cece solidarity group:
Outraged supporters took to the streets, blocking traffic for over an hour in protest of the violent abuses McDonald has faced at the hands of our legal system. Feinberg joined demonstrators in making noise loud enough to be heard within the facility McDonald is currently being held at, and marching through the streets in a show of love and solidarity with CeCe McDonald and with all incarcerated individuals. Feinberg was the only person arrested, and is excited to draw more attention to McDonald's story and to the prevalent racism and transphobia within the criminal system.
Bilerico's Jillian Weiss has an excellent post on Cece's case.
Leslie Tumblr'ed a message to supporters this morning is after the break.