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 [...]
Against Me! performed in Durham, North Carolina last week despite the fact that many musicians — including Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5, Pearl Jam, and many others — are boycotting the state over the discriminatory HB2 bathroom legislation. But back in April, Laura Jane Grace, who is trans, announced that Against Me! would play their scheduled […]
As told to New York Magazine senior editor Jesse Singal. Original photography by New York Magazine photographer Konstantin Sergeyev. I didn’t even think twice about performing in North Carolina two weeks ago, on Sunday, May 15, in Durham. I'm not a resident of North Carolina, but I do work in the ... More »
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What could possibly make Metroid’s Samus, dispatcher of alien bug things, even more badass? Subbing in Against Me!’s frontwoman, Laura Jane Grace, in place of the intergalactic bounty hunter. As made by Punktendo—purveyors of such other...Show More Summary
Against Me! singer says, "Goodbye to gender" to protest state's "bathroom law."
The lead singer of Against Me! lit her birth certificate on fire during a show in North Carolina on Sunday in protest of HB2.
Transgender punk rocker Laura Jane Grace had a fiery message for North Carolina’s anti LGBT law.
Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace staged a fiery protest against anti-LGBT legislation.
North Carolina may already have signed its controversial House Bill 2, but the debate over its constitutionality is far from over. The legislation, which is more commonly referred to as the state’s “bathroom law,” states that anyone who wants to use a public restroom in the Tar Heel State must do so based on the gender they were assigned at birth. Show More Summary
Laura Jane Grace took a powerful stand against North Carolina's anti-queer legislation Sunday night when the trans musician burned her birth certificate on stage during her Durham, North Carolina, show. In the wake of other musicians...Show More Summary
The transgender front woman for Against Me! declared “goodbye gender!” in her fiery protest of the state’s discriminatory laws.
Laura Jane Grace is saying a fiery goodbye to gender. On Sunday night, the trans lead singer of punk band Against Me! burned her birth certificate during a show in Durham, North Carolina, to protest the state's controversial HB2 legislation. Grace...Show More Summary
Leave it to Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace to come up with a trailblazing way to protest North Carolina's anti-LGBTQ bathroom bill. When Grace, who is transgender, announced that she and her band would follow through with their show in Durham on Sunday night "as a form of protest" ... More »
Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace became one of the loudest musical protestors of North Carolina's HB2 bill on Sunday, burning her birth certificate onstage. "Goodbye gender!" She declared onstage in Durham.The controversial House Bill 2 forces transgender people to use restrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates. It is a particularly close issue for...
We’ve written before about Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace’s transgender activism, as well as her previous statement on North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 (HB2). HB2 states that all people must use the bathroom for the gender that is demarcated on their birth certificates, forcing trans men and women to use certain bathrooms against their […]
It seems that just about nobody in music is behind North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the discriminatory bathroom bill that forces trans people to use the bathrooms corresponding to the genders listen on their birth certificates. And people in music are finding different ways to protest it, whether it be canceling shows or issuing statements. […]
Last night, Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace performed in Durham, North Carolina, as "a form of protest" against the state's House Bill 2. The bill prohibits transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match...Show More Summary
The singer-songwriter takes a stand against the state's transphobic bathroom bill.
Many artists, including Beyonce, Laura Jane Grace, and Cyndi Lauper decided to not cancel their North Carolina shows and instead use them as a platform to raise awareness of the state's extreme anti-LGBT law HB2... Continue reading…