Against Me! is a punk band that nobody has heard of, fronted by a guy who thinks he’s a girl and calls himself Laura Jane Grace – Real name: Thomas James Gable.
Mr. Gable apparently came out as “transgender” in 2012 and it didn’t cause the splash he’d hoped, because outside of a handful of moody millennials, I don’t know anyone who knows them.
I did my research, however. I looked up a few videos on YouTube. Mr. Gable sounds like a dude, while looking like a dude that wants to look like a girl.
Now that we’re up to speed, let’s talk about Mr. Gable’s latest quest for glory.
On May 15, 2016 Against Me! played a show at what amounts to a bar and party space, called Motorco Music Hall, in Durham, NC. As an attention-grabber, Mr. Gable began his band’s set by taking what he said was his birth certificate and burning it onstage, in protest of North Carolina’s recently passed, and hotly debated “bathroom bill.”
As the document burned, Mr. Gable said, “Goodbye, gender!”
— Kathryn Wymer (@kwymer6) May 16, 2016
I’m not sure if he consulted with anyone, beforehand, and got the info that the courthouse in the county where he was born will still have his birth certificate on file, but I hope they did. Should the time come when he needs a copy for any reason, getting a new one will be fairly simple.
Giving his thoughts on HB2:
“’I think the real danger with HB2 is that it creates a target on transgender people specifically,’ Grace told Buzzfeed in April. ‘When you feel targeted as a trans person, the natural inclination is to go into hiding. But visibility is more important than ever; to go there and have the platform of a stage to stand on and speak your mind and represent yourself.’”
Odd thoughts, when the entirety of the “trans-movement” is to draw attention to themselves and to push for special allowances, even at the expense and comfort of everybody else.
In fact, nothing in North Carolina’s bathroom bill mentions transgendered people, at all. The laws in North Carolina are set up, however, that for the simple act of changing their birth certificate to read what their “new” sex is, that will allow them access to the bathroom of their choice.
So, while Mr. Gable is living out the live version of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the rest of us have to deal with the real world, and the harsh reality that there are predators who would take advantage of the unisex utopia that cultural Marxists envision.