Against Me! faced some controversy and doubt albeit very little, after Laura openly began transition. Some feared Against Me! would lose their cutting edge power with Laura's embracing her femininity. I saw her with her old band mates last year and they rocked. But the refreshed band looks so awesome I just can't wait for her to come back to the lonestar state.
Laura Jane Grace is proof that we should not assume anything about transexuality or Punk Rock.
Read a first hand account of Against Me! performance in WeHo in the LA Times "Against Me! turns pain into triumph at the Troubadour" by Mikael Wood. He totally gets what it means to be transgender. A great read.
In the Windy the 29th? Against Me! will be playing a free solo set black friday at Reckless Records.
A post mortem was carried out on Wednesday but further tests need to be done to confirm the cause of death.
Detective Inspector Gordon Denslow said: "We are still trying to confirm exactly what happened to the woman in the hours before her death.
"We believe she was in an argument with a man in Bedford Row, close to the Vintner's Parrot pub in Warwick Street. Did you see or hear that argument taking place, some time between 4pm and 7pm on Monday (18 November) ?
"We would still also like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious at Heron Court in the hours before we were contacted.
"Please contact us if you know anything at all about what happened."
Anyone with information should call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Seal, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Sources: Heart.UK, The Argus