Against Me!’s Tom Gabel To Become A Woman

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In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Tom Gabel of Against Me! has come out as transgender and revealed plans to begin the process of becoming a woman.  The article, which is previewed here, states that Gabel has been privately dealing with gender dysphoria for years and will soon begin the process via hormone and electrolysis treatments. He will remain married to his wife Heather, of which she has a two-year old daughter with, and he plans to take the name Laura Jane Grace.

According to Rolling Stone, this is the first time a major rock star has come out openly as transgender. Gabel reflected on the impact of the announcement saying:

“I’m going to have embarrassing moments, 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 on Gabel’s transformation will be in the June issue of Rolling Stone available Friday, May 11th.