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