The band Against Me!, featuring transgender frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, and out gay singer Bob Mould are among the acts performing at Riot Fest Chicago Sept. 13-15.
Last year, Tom Gabel came out as transgender, becoming Laura Jane Grace. Grace has announced a few East Coast solo shows where she'll preview songs from the punk group's new album. Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
Mould formerly played with the bands Husker Du and Sugar. He is also part of Chicago's annual International Mr. Leather (IML) event, DJ'ing the traveling bear-centered event Blowoff.
Among the many other acts at the Chicago Riot Fest stop are Public Enemy, Fall Out Boy, GWAR, Dinosaur Jr., Blondie, Motorhead, Violent Femmes, The Devil Wears Prada and Guided by Voices.
See riotfest.org .