Singer burns birth certificate during NC concert in protest of HB2

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DURHAM, N.C. — Punk Band “Against Me” protested House Bill 2 in a different way Sunday night.

Cellphone video shows lead singer Laura Jane Grace burning her birth certificate at the start of the show.

“Bye gender!” she said smiling as the crowd cheered.

The 35-year-old previously said her May 15 show would go on as a protest to “the ridiculous law” recently passed in the state — known as the so-called “bathroom bill” — which restricts the rights of transgender people.

“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,” she told BuzzFeed News last month.

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