Indigent Ukranian protests against Russian style anti LGBT laws erupts into violence

Breaking: Ukrainian protesters demanding a end to new Russian oppresion and LGBT propaganda laws. #euromaidan #ukraine #Kyiv Transgender and the rest of the LGB community in Ukraine lives rest on the outcome of these protests after the goverment sold out to Gazprom, Russia's tool for oppression and imprisonment of bordering countries.

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potatogedoRT @zaytsev_eng More photo by #kommersant from the center of #Kiev after 30000 people opposition rally (#Ukraine) http://t.co/A5yjuhkAwm

lyalyaHorskyRT @MaximEristavi The crowd at the standoff looks bigger than the protest inside the barricaded #EuroMaidan pic via @euromaidanhttp://t.c…

lterrenesRT @RKacinskas News: #Ukraines police use tear gas against #euromaidan protesters who demand to revoke harsh anti-protest laws. http://t.…

tora3xRT @BuzzFeedNews Protesters, police clash in Ukraines capitalhttp://t.co/fELFdHG8ey http://t.co/x00sLKGROp

FroodyWiscoRT @BSpringnote Foto of #euromaidan. All those ppl are in contempt of Yaniks new assembly and protest law. Jail? Lets c Yanik try http:/…

JozeBiscakRT @ChristopherJM Remnants of smoke canister thrown by police at protesters. #kyiv #ukraine #euromaidan http://t.co/FGRVqV7VkE

enrsamaRT @electionista Opposition leader @Klitschko sprayed with a powder fire extinguisher during #Kiev rally http://t.co/sE7mcfz8EM http://t.c…

d_poRT @gkates A better shot of the police bus on fire from @radiosvobodafeed http://t.co/Lk0XDCgPZ4 #euromaidan http://t.co/n29rImIqyS

CrispyPuppetRT @RT_com PHOTO: Riot police bus engulfed in flames in #Kiev via @lb_ua http://t.co/nf9yBH0gN0 LATEST UPDATES:http://t.co/dtNPO4j5os

newsgonPHOTO / Fires in central #Kiev break out as buses are set alight and protesters clash with riot police. #Ukraine http://t.co/EACElVP40J

dhdfisherRT @MaximEristavi A police bus on fire, in 600 meters from #Ukraines parliament pic by @aronets http://t.co/OKTJQDLtwJ #Euromaidan

Neferure1RT @RFERL A police bus set on fire in standoff near gov. quarterhttp://t.co/ByiXBLEly7 #euromaidan http://t.co/9uc6P5sxfX

mclayfieldRT @markmackinnon Photo of Ukraine opposition leader Vitali @Klitschko after he was reportedly sprayed with a fire extinguisher: http://t.…

PzFeed: Ukraine opposition leader Vitali @Klitschko after he was reportedly sprayed with a fire extinguisher. Via @nycjim http://t.co/8R8c1dDvqs

Asher_WolfRT @ChristopherJM Protesters, police clashing on Hrushevskoho. 20+ smoke bombs thrown by police. Protesters throwing objects. #ukraine htt…

grace8mingRT @ChristopherJM Protesters have taken over at least 3 police buses, one is burning. Clashes continue. #euromaidan #ukraine http://t.co/G…

EastOfBrusselsRT @VitaliiSediuk gas, stones and bus on fire #Euromaidanhttps://t.co/UeiDiGoFRp

2021RT @maxseddon Protesters in Kiev set a police bus on fire, reportedly with Molotov cocktails. Pic via @lb_ua http://t.co/H0kSWnPkzM

IndyradmamaRT @Yaro_RT Firecrackers thrown at the police in Kievhttp://t.co/DNdQceyMLL via @lb_ua

joshuafoustRT @RFERL From livestream of Kyiv standoff between police and protesters now #euromaidan http://t.co/ZnqX2QoVF1http://t.co/vdmPtL4Da3

Andriy_KhomaRT @MaximEristavi Flairs, gas everywhere. Some are chanting Revolution! #Euromaidan #Kyiv http://t.co/3JobAW2ul0

kaatje36RT @nycjim Dramatic live stream of #Ukraine protesters clashing with riot police in #Kievhttp://t.co/x7CvyJo1P6 http://t.co/QFS99VdmdB

katalin_potaRT @RT_com PHOTO: Protesters clash with police in Kiev after 10k took to streets for anti-govt rally http://t.co/dtNPO4j5os http://t.co/3D…

Against Me! Laura Jane Grace on being a trans roll model looks for the same from us. That's Punk.

Laura Jane Grace interviewed by Radio.com talks about the experience of breaking away from the security of recording under a major label to produce their own music again freely.

"We did our last two records on a major label and that experience towards the end felt like very stifling in that there were too many cooks in the kitchen trying to tell you how to do your art. So we really wanted the opposite experience with this record, having complete freedom to do what ever we wanted."

"It's been liberating in that sense but it's scary."

Via jillian clark photo.tumblr
As a transgender journalist I of course focus on Laura Jane Grace's transition. It huge in the punk world but the reality is if Against Me! is to thrive there has to be more to the story.

Laura explains For years people focused on their recording with a major label calling Against Me! sell outs. Laura Jane explains "there will always be people like that, now the focus is on something else (for instance her trans identity)

On $10,000 dollars of her most precious guitars being stolen by a moving company "Theirs a special place in hell reserved for guitar thief's. Maybe one of us will earn a place in heaven if we find one of her guitars.

The video I recorded of Against Me! in 2012 3ft from the stage at The Dallas House of Blues. I had never been to a punk concert before that. The word "Punk" just carried too much negative baggage for me to even consider. But I've learned through Laura's transition is that Punk is transsexulism personified in sound in that the commonality we share with cisgender people searching for the same personal truths. Punk easily bridges our differences. Its Punk.