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Laura Jane Grace Recommended Agenda

When: Fri., Dec. 2 2016

W hen Rolling Stone profiled transgender Against Me! singer­songwriter Laura Jane Grace in September the piece included a photo of the musician, topless and reclined in a half-full bathtub, her face and breasts emerging from beneath the water. Grace's ex-wife, Chicago visual artist and Hide front woman Heather Gabel, had a number of issues with the article—among them the narrow approach to gender it took, the flawed portrayal of her separation from Grace in 2013, and the aforementioned image of her ex, which was uncensored despite the magazine's long history of obscuring women's nipples in salacious pictures. Gabel edited the Rolling Stone photo by covering Grace's areolas with stars and posted it on Facebook with a thoughtful retort. "The entire LGBTQ+ experience is constantly fetishized; sensationalized to absolutely no one's benefit," Gabel wrote. "I hope that someone eventually gets it right." Continue reading >>

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