May 17, 2016 at 2:53 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace burns birth certificate on stage
(Screenshot via Rolling Stone)

(Screenshot via Rolling Stone)

Laura Jane Grace, transgender lead singer of punk band Against Me!, burned her birth certificate on stage during a concert in North Carolina on Sunday.

Rolling Stone reports Grace destroyed her birth certificate while on stage at the Motorco Music Hall in Durham, N.C. in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law. “Goodbye gender,” Grace told the crowd.

Grace, who came out as transgender in 2012, has strongly opposed North Carolina’s HB2 law. However, the singer decided not to cancel her scheduled North Carolina show date.

“Hell no! I’m even more eager to play North Carolina ’cause of the bill! Let me know if there’s any activist groups that can come table the show,” Grace tweeted. 

In April, Grace told Buzzfeed she wanted the show in North Carolina to be a protest.

“I’m going to create an event around the show as a form of protest to say that despite whatever stupid laws they enact, trans people are not going to be scared,” Grace told Buzzfeed. “They are not going to go away.”

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