Against Me!'s transgender singer-guitarist Laura Jane Grace says transgender fans inspire her.

Grace came out transgender last year in an interview with Rolling Stone.

In a story titled My First Year as a Woman published in Cosmo, Grace discusses various points in her journey; from coming out to friends and family to performing for the first time in a skirt.

On meeting fans at shows, Grace said: “I met trans men and women from all walks of life, all at various points in the journey. Many said I was an inspiration to them, but they are an inspiration to me. I feel lucky to have friends around the globe who share in the experience. I hope that I can be that source of hope for someone out there who's struggling.”

“That's the lesson that I want to impart to my daughter: It doesn't matter what people think of you – you have to be true to yourself,” she added.

Laura's wife, Heather, said she never considered leaving the marriage over Grace's transition.

“I know other couples split over this, but I never considered leaving,” she said. “I did fear, at first, that the thing that would make her feel most like a woman would be being with a man. But she said, 'Just think of me as a lesbian!' After that, lots of things started to make sense.”