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LEAD SINGER OF PUNK BAND ‘AGAINST ME’ COMES OUT AS TRANSGENDER IN ROLLING STONE

The Associated Press reported tonight that Tom Gabel, lead singer of the punk band Against Me!, will come out as transgender in an article set to run in this week’s issue of Rolling Stone.

Gable told the magazine that she will remain married to her wife Heather, who she describes as “super-amazing and understanding.”  Though she still goes Tom for the time being, Gable will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace.  She tells the interviewer that “I’m going to have embarrassing moments and that won’t be fun. But that’s a part of what talking to you is about - is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind.”

“Tom’s decision to live life authentically is a not only a personal step forward, but one that will advance the national discussion about treating transgender people with fairness,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “As more and more Americans get to know people who are transgender, they’re coming to embrace and celebrate them.”

All my love and respect.

oh, GLAAD. I can’t even be mad atcha. this is awesome for Laura Jane and the response (on a personal note, especially that of my dear friends Roll the Tanks, who used to tour with them) has been inspiring.