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Grace Under Pressure

Laura Jane Grace opens up about fronting veteran punk band Against Me! and side project Devouring Mothers since coming out as transgender in 2012.

In November 2018, when she was releasing her latest album, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers’ Bought to Rot, singer Grace told people she’d rushed the album to shelves for a lot of reasons. Now she admits the core motivation: fear.

“There [was] the fear I may never sing again,” Grace says, given that the next month, she was scheduled to have FFS—facial feminization surgery—with a trachea shave. “I may die or have a stroke, or

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