Since coming out as transgender in 2012, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has been open about her struggles with gender dysphoria and the decision to be herself.
And soon, the Chicago-based rocker will be seen in an AOL Web docu-series called “True Trans with Laura Jane Grace,” as she travels the world, meeting other transgender individuals and talking about the challenges of transitioning and the idea of gender.
She’s led seminal punk-rock band Against Me!, formed in 1997, “from playing in basements to playing stadiums and arenas,” Grace says in the trailer, and the group released its sixth album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” in January. (The show title is a reference to the album’s song “True Trans Soul Rebel”.)
“The opportunity I had while shooting this show was nothing short of tremendous,” she said in a statement. “Getting the chance to listen to other people tell their stories of how life shaped their identities and views on gender couldn’t help but further inform my own understanding of just how complicated and also how simple all of it really is.”
The 10-part installment begins Oct. 10 with the release of four episodes at on.aol.com/truetrans, coinciding with National Coming Out Day.
Gannett News Service