Growing Up | Ep. 1 | True Trans
Growing Up | Ep. 1 | True Trans

Laura Jane Grace always felt like an outsider in the suburb where she grew up. In the punk scene she found a home, but Laura was buckling under the pressure ...

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She is the lead singer of the punk rock band “Against Me!”. The series was produced for AOL Originals.

In the series, Laura discusses everything from her childhood to coming out, transitioning, acceptance, being a parent and relationships. The series was originally shown in 2014 and you can watch in in it’s entirety from the window above.


About ‘True Trans’: The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose expectations are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.

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Being a musician, I really identified with Laura’s story as we shared many similarities and I really identified with it. She also transitioned just a little bit ahead of me and it helped me a great deal when I watched the series. I have since been a big fan of hers. I admire how she is able to make being transgender so punk rock and she is true to who she is without caring about what people think.

Laura and her band Against Me! are currently in the studio working on their next album. If you are into punk rock, check out Transgender Dysphoria Blues. You won’t be disappointed. Their live album, 23 Live Sex Acts also rocks. They are both available through


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