Laura Jane Grace Started North Carolina Show By Burning Her Birth Certificate Onstage
"What better way to get a fire going?"
Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace kicked off her concert in Durham, North Carolina, last night by burning her birth certificate onstage in front of a sold out crowd — an act of protest against the state's discriminatory HB2 Bill.
Kathryn Wymer, the North Carolina local who recorded the video that's now being widely circulated, told BuzzFeed News there was a lot of excitement in the air before Grace took the stage. "When Laura came out on stage and announced she would burn her birth certificate, it was unexpected and emotionally cathartic."