Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender

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Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender

Post by orwellaintdead on Wed 09 May 2012, 11:13 pm

Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.

Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news," says Gabel. "But she's been super-amazing and understanding."

Gabel only told a handful of family and friends about her plan to transition before talking to Rolling Stone. Because this is the first time a major rock star has come out as transgender, the singer made a point of speaking openly about it. "I'm going to have embarrassing moments," says Gabel, "and that won't be fun. But that's part of what talking to you is about – is hoping people will understand, and hoping they'll be fairly kind."

The full story of Gabel's transformation is in the latest issue, on newsstands this Friday (May 11th). In it, the singer tells Josh Eells about her history of gender dysphoria, the specifics of the transition process and what becoming Laura Jane Grace will mean for the future of Against Me!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-gabel-of-against-me-comes-out-as-transgender-20120508
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Re: Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender

Post by will on Thu 10 May 2012, 1:27 am

Good for him! Do whatever it takes for her to feel comfortable in her own body. Gender doesn't matter, the passion for music will always be there.
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