Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel says he is transgendered
Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel reveals he is transgendered in a recent Rolling Stone interview, and will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace.
The 31-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist came out as transgendered in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine; the issue hits newsstands Friday (5/11). The musician explains how he has dealt with gender dysphoria for years and has decided to undergo the transition process, taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments. He is also considering gender reassignment surgery, according to TMZ.com.
Gabel, who says he is not attracted to men, will remain committed to his wife and their two-year-old daughter.
"For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news," Gabel told Rolling Stone. "But she's been super amazing and understanding."
Gabel also explained his reasoning for doing the interview with the popular music magazine.
"I'm going to have embarrassing moments and that won't be fun," the musician said. "But that's part of what talking to you is about -- is hoping people will understand, and hoping they'll be fairly kind."
In the full Rolling Stone interview, Gabel also discusses what his gender change will mean for the future of Against Me!, which is currently preparing to open for The Cult's U.S. tour beginning later this month and running through late June. More information about their summer itinerary is available via the band's website.
25 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's
26 - Las Vegas, NV - M Resort
27 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
30 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
31 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
1 - Chicago, IL - The Congress Theater
2 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
5 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
6 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
7 - Buffalo, NY - Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf
8 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
9 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
12 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
13 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
14 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
15 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
16 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
17 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
19 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
20 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
22 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
23 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
13 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
15 - Pori, Finland - Ilosaarirock Festival
18 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
20 - Jarocin, Poland - Jarocin Festival
21 - Bielefeld, Germany - Serengeti Festival
22 - Oberhausen, Germany - Devilside Open Air
26 - Gothenburg, Sweden - West Coast Riot Festival
27 - Grossefehn, Germany - Omas Teich Festival
28 - Bausendorf, Germany - Riez Open Air Festival
3 - Galicia, Spain - Resurrection Festival