James Holmes

Rocker Tom Gabel Comes Out as Transgender

Filed By James Holmes | May 09, 2012 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: coming out of the closet, music, Tom Gabel, transgender

Against-Me.jpgIn this Friday's issue of Rolling Stone, Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! comes out as transgender and discusses her plans to transition.

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."

I applaud her for her bravery and courage - especially in an industry that still struggles with LGBT issues.

"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."

I'll admit, I have never been a fan of Against Me!, nor could I actually name a song, but I just may buy a record today.

Check out one of their music videos after the jump and catch the full interview this Friday.

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