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Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace to host transgender documentary series: watch the trailer

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In May 2012, Against Me!’s Tom Gabel came out as transgender, revealing plans to transition to a woman while continuing to front the Florida punk outfit. In the two-plus years since then, the re-christened Laura Jane Grace has become an icon for the trans community, sharing her story of isolation and eventual acceptance across a number of mediums. That includes Against Me!’s excellent Transgender Dysphoria Blues LP, in countless interviews and long-form pieces, with a solo acoustic tour, and in the realm of social criticism.

Now, Laura Jane Grace is set to take her inspiring story to the Web with a forthcoming documentary series.True Trans With Laura Jane Grace follows the singer as she meets up with other transgender individuals during her travels. Together, they share personal coming out stories, ideas about gender and identity, and the assorted insights and hardships they’ve encountered along the way. The show will also touch upon Grace’s life as she balances her responsibilities as a wife, mother, and rock star.

“The opportunity I had while shooting this show was nothing short of tremendous,” Grace told TIME. “Getting the chance to listen to other people tell their stories of how life shaped their identities and views on gender couldn’t help but further inform my own understanding of just how complicated and also how simple all of it really is.”

The 10-part series will air on AOL kicking off with the first four episodes on October 10th (aka National Coming Out Day). For a preview, check out the series’ trailer below. In it, Grace says, “I’m out here searching. And I’m looking for something. And meeting other people, hearing what gender means to them, is what I need right now.”

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