Against Me frontwoman Laura Jane Grace’s past three years have been as rocky as they are inspiring. In 2012, the 34-year-old punk-rocker came out to the world as transgender and began taking hormone treatments.
On Aug. 19, after a 10-day rest from an 80-plus-date stadium-headlining tour, 5 Seconds of Summer was playing to more than 20,000 in Auburn Hills, Mich., when guitarist-vocalist Michael Clifford started to mumble into the microphone. “I was fixing some problems with my mental health,” he offered. “I just saw a therapist on the break we had.”