Against Me! Singer’s Big Revelation

Rolling Stone posted this last night about a story in the issue hitting stands this Friday:

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.”

Three thoughts immediately come to mind: 1) Congrats to Gabel for coming to this understanding of herself; 2) good on her wife to be cool about this; and 3) good on Gabel to make this announcement in such a public way. Against Me! are high profile enough that this story is making some big ripples right now. No doubt a lot of their fans will get a much better insight into what it means to be a transgendered person.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.