Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace burned her birth certificate on stage in North Carolina to protest the anti-trans law

Against Me! singers burns birth certificate in protest.
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Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender in 2012, didn't want to cancel the punk rock band's show in North Carolina as a means of protesting the state's anti-trans law. Instead, she wanted to prove that transgender people aren't scared of the state's discriminatory policy, which restricts them to using public bathrooms in state-run facilities that correspond with their biological sex.

To call attention to the controversy, Grace burned her birth certificate while on stage Sunday in Durham, BuzzFeed News reports.

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