Tom Gabel Of Against Me! Comes Out As Transgender

May 9, 2012 / Posted by:

Tom Gabel, the lead singer of Florida punk band Against Me!, tells Rolling Stone that she’s always felt like a woman (side note: Apologies if that last part made you think of THAT Shania Twain song. It won’t ever leave your head now. You can slap me the next time you see me). and now she’s taking the steps to match her outside to her inside. Tom will eventually change her name to Laura Jane Grace and will soon start taking hormones. Laura only told a few family and friends before coming out publicly about her transition to Rolling Stone.

“I’m going to have embarrassing moments 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.”

Laura has a 2-year-old daughter with her wife Heather, and she says that Heather is sticking by her and supporting her through her transition:

“For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news. But she’s been super-amazing and understanding.”

Wait. What is that warm, fuzzy, unnatural and slightly strange feeling that’s covering the charbroiled piece of ground vulture meat in my chest? Is that what a warm feeling feels like? I haven’t felt that way since I read The Hunger Games. Yes, I actually went through emotions while reading the damn stupid Hunger Games. The fuck is wrong with me? You can slap me a second time for that.

Wife of the Year award to Heather! Brave Bitch of the Award to Laura! Yes, shitty things happen in the world, but sometimes nice things happen like this and like Obama finally giving a thumbs up to Mah Boo asking for my hand in marriage. (That’s what I’m taking from that quote.)

And as I retreat back into my cunt shell, listen to Against Me!’s song Ocean where Laura tells us where her name came from:



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