Tom Gabel, Against Me! Singer Decides To Change Gender

Tom Gabel, the lead singer and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me has just recently revealed that he will be taking the leap and changing his gender from man to woman.

Against me is based out of Naples, Florida and is currently signed under Sire Records. Other bands signed under the label include My Chemical Romance, The Ready Set, Taking Back Sunday, Avenged Sevenfold, and Mastodon.  Against me is most popular for their song “I Was A Teenage Anarchist”. They are currently their sixth studio album.

On the gender transitional note, 31-year-old Gabel has a condition called gender dysphoria, which causes a person to identify more with his/her opposing gender. This is a condition shared with other celebrities like Chaz Bono, most identified on the television series Dancing with the Stars.

Gabel told Rolling Stones Magazine that he will begin undergoing electrolysis ad taking hormones to help him make his transition. His new name will be Laura Jane Grace. Though he will become a woman, he is not attracted to men and will continue being married to his wife, who shares a 2-year-old daughter with him.

He said his wife was very understanding and willing to stay with him.

He told Rolling Stones “I’m going to have embarrassing moments, and that won’t be fun,” he stated. “But that’s part of what talking to you is about… is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind”.

I hope everyone understands and respects him! Good for him; it would take a lot of courage to do something like that! If it makes him happier being a girl, then all the luck to him!

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