February 19, 2014
“I very easily could have been CeCe, (McDonald)” Laverne Cox says. “Many times I’ve walked down the street of New York, and I’ve experienced harassment. I was kicked once on the street, and very easily that could have escalated into a situation that CeCe faced, and it’s a situation that too many transwomen of color face all over this country. The act of merely walking down the street is often a contested act, not only from the citizenry, but also from the police.”
Read more of Democracy Now!’s interview with Cece McDonald and Laverne Cox here.