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US: Against Me! singer comes out as trans

Thu 10 May 2012 In: International News View at Wayback

Singer from American punk rock band Against Me! Tom Gabel has revealed plans to begin living as a woman, after dealing privately with gender dysphoria for years. Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to wife Heather. "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 only told a handful of family and friends about her plan to transition before talking to Rolling Stone, as this is the first time a major rock star has come out as transgender and she wanted to make a point of speaking openly about it. "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."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 10th May 2012 - 9:26am

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