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Against Me!'s Trans Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace Explains Why She Went Through With Her North Carolina Concert

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This is Laura Jane Great!

Against Me! is one of the most popular bands in punk rock, and they just so happen to have a transgender woman as their lead singer.

While that fact doesn't usually factor in when they're deciding on tour dates, the current anti-transgender attitude in North Carolina forced Laura Jane Grace to actively think about performing in the state.

Video: Cyndi Lauper Explains Her Decision To Not Cancel NC Concerts

Most LGBT-friendly musicians have cancelled their NC concerts due to Gov. Pat McCrory's bigoted bathroom bill, but Laura actually went the opposite route when deciding what was best for her trans fans.

The 35-year-old singer has been an out transwoman for four years now, so instead of backing out of her show, Against Me! took to the stage in Durham on May 15 where Laura burned her birth certificate onstage!

Now, two weeks later, the trans activist spoke to Vulture about her controversial decision, saying:

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EXCLUSIVE! Watch As Laura Jane Grace & More Explain Life With Gender Dysphoria On AOL's Newest Original Series True Trans!

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Wow. This truly is an incredibly powerful clip.

AOL has a new Original Series called True Trans With Laura Jane Grace that follows the Against Me! singer's life after she came out as transgender at the height of her music career, along with telling the stories of many others!

In this EXCLUSIVE clip, Laura and others who have made the transition discuss what their lives were like before they made the decision to go from a man to woman and woman to man.

Prior to making the decision, they were suffering from gender dysphoria, which made their lives very difficult to live and they turned to harmful methods to keep themselves numb from the pain.

Ch-ch-check out the sobering and important clip (above)!

P.S. Don't forget to watch the premiere of the AOL Original Series True Trans With Laura Jane Grace on October 10th by CLICKING HERE!

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