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Activist’s Nirvana Cover Jams a Middle Finger to Anti-Trans Pols

Author: Daniel Reynolds

A transgender activist is channeling the spirit of Kurt Cobain to fight for equality.

Daniella Carter has released a cover of “Something in the Way,” which is part of a new album from producer Jonathan Hay and Rush Music, Come as You Are: Nirvana Reimagined as House Techno.

Carter, who is also a content creator, was inspired by the activist spirit of the late Nirvana front man; the song comes with a message for conservative lawmakers who are seeking to attack transgender people through state legislatures.

“In this unprecedented time with so many state legislators introducing anti-trans bills, it’s more important than ever that we have allies who speak up like Kurt Cobain did: ‘If you’re a sexist, racist, homophobe or basically an a*shole, don’t buy this CD. I don’t care if you like me, I hate you,'” said a statement issued by Carter. 

The statement is in reference to a quotation from Cobain’s 1993 “I’m Gay in Spirit” cover story with The Advocate. “If any of you, in any way, hate homosexuals, people of a different color or women, please do this one favor for us — leave us the fuck alone. Don’t come to our show and don’t buy our record.”

Come as You Are: Nirvana Reimagined as House Techno will be released June 4, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting campaigns in support of LGBTQ+ mental health and suicide prevention. Carter will be featured in a music video of her “Something in the Way” cover. Listen to the track below.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Daniel Reynolds

My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 10 years, together for 24 and living with our partner of 1.5 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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