Laura Jane Grace

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The lead singer for the punk band Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace, has been playing nonstop since dropping out of high school to tour first as a solo act and then a full band in every venue that would have her, laundromats included. She attributes her anti-authoritarian awakening to an unprovoked beating from the police. Several years went by until she found a broader audience with the albums New Wave and White Crosses; two years after White Crosses, she came out publicly as transgender, making her the highest profile trans musician in the business. Since then she’s been going strong as an activist, and has used her celebrity status for everything from releasing the album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, to clarifying the effects of hormone replacement therapy on voices, to creating a television series featuring interviews with other trans people.

Grace’s Twitter feed is available here and her Facebook page is available here.

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