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Against Me! To Play Toronto's Trans Pride March

Posted by - 01:29 PM on 05/22/14
Against Me! will be playing a free show for Toronto's Trans* Pride March on June 27th.

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01:33 PM on 05/22/14
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Pretty cool
01:37 PM on 05/22/14
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i really don't want this to come off as ignorant, but i genuinely don't know.

are trans people not allowed in our Pride March? i would have thought that our regular Pride March would include them as well.

EDIT: after looking at the pride website it seems that the trans pride march is part of the pride march as a whole
03:04 PM on 05/22/14
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Like being a trans is an achievement...
03:40 PM on 05/22/14
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Like being a trans is an achievement...

I would say becoming who you are and having the courage to come out in a world full of ignorant shit like what you just said is an achievement, yeah.
03:43 PM on 05/22/14
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Like being a trans is an achievement...
Coming out as trans in a world that is highly cruel and unfair to trans people is a pretty big achievement...
03:55 PM on 05/22/14
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I love this. But ok. We get the Trans thing. Just play punk rock, I hope it doesn't become this bands identity, just part of it. The new album is incredible.
04:27 PM on 05/22/14
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Like being a trans is an achievement...
For people with gender dysphoria, it is.
07:02 PM on 05/22/14
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Like being a trans is an achievement...
Chug bleach
08:25 PM on 05/22/14
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I love this. But ok. We get the Trans thing. Just play punk rock, I hope it doesn't become this bands identity, just part of it. The new album is incredible.
Yes! I want her to just be Laura....why is it always "Laura -the transgender rock n roller? "
08:26 PM on 05/22/14
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Please!!! ....watta dipshit...definition of a troll comment right there...
03:20 AM on 05/23/14
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I love this. But ok. We get the Trans thing. Just play punk rock, I hope it doesn't become this bands identity, just part of it. The new album is incredible.
I agree. I have a huge amount of respect towards Laura for coming out and caring for trans rights, but it bothers me how Against Me is now only known as "the band with the trans singer". Because that's how it's pretty much been for the past few years. I actually think a lot of people would get more used to Laura being a woman if the band wouldn't make a big deal about the fact that she's transgender and would just continue making kickass music.

I know that Laura IS Against Me, and transgender problems are a huge part of her life now, so that will always be reflected in the music of this band, and that's okay. I just don't want them to become a "novelty band". It should always be and has always been all about the music.
04:03 AM on 05/23/14
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I love this. But ok. We get the Trans thing. Just play punk rock, I hope it doesn't become this bands identity, just part of it. The new album is incredible.
Well...there are lots of punk bands out there...but trans punk?...it's a brand new market...
04:04 AM on 05/23/14
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For people with gender dysphoria, it is.
Nope.
06:38 AM on 05/23/14
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For people with gender dysphoria, it is.
for me it was less of an 'achievement' and more of a 'shitty medical condition that makes waking up everyday a neverending amalgamation of anxiety and disgust with my own existence where even being aware of my physical form was enough to make me lay motionless in bed all day so that i didn't have to feel anything', but maybe that's just me ya know?

i think people need to realize that laura is in a good position to be and advocate for furthering awareness for a marginalized and misunderstood portion of the population and she's going to take advantage of that. it's going to be a part of what the band does and the subject matter of the songs, but i think even transgender dysphoria blues shows that it's not going to be the subject of every song.

i dont even know if any of this post makes sense but yeah

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