Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of American punk band Against Me!, has long been a proponent of LGBT rights since she transitioned in 2012.

With Against Me! playing North Carolina at the weekend - the state that introduced the controversial 'bathroom law', which is seen as discriminatory to transgender people - she decided to make a powerful statement on stage by burning her birth certificate.

Footage shot by an audience member shows Grace smiling as she burns the document and saying 'Bye, gender!'.

Watch it below: