The singer-guitarist of punk band Against Me! made her live debut as Laura Jane Grace in San Diego last week.
Grace, 31, joined the band as Tom Gabel before coming out earlier this month as transgender. At the time, she told Rolling Stone that she suffers from gender dysphoria, and planned to start taking hormones and undergo electrolysis treatments. In addition, the magazine reported Grace is also considering gender reassignment surgery.
As evidenced in this video, the fans didn't seem to mind -- with the throng screaming their support throughout the band's 40-minute set, which included "Transgender Dysphoria Blues." The San Diego gig is part of a month-long U.S. tour with British rockers the Cult.
"I was worried that some people expected me to come out looking like Little Bo Peep or something," Grace quipped to Rolling Stone after the show.
The punk rock singer remains married to her wife, Heather, with whom she has a 2-year-old daughter, Evelyn. "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how [Heather] would accept the news," Grace is quoted as saying. "But she's been super-amazing and understanding."
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