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Tom Gabel of Against Me! Pursuing Sex Change

Posted by: Jason Tate (05/08/12)
It has just come to our attention that Rolling Stone will be publishing an article on May 24th detailing how Tom Gabel, frontman and lead singer to Against Me! will be undergoing a sex change. This is literally breaking right now, so give me a second as I put together the facts and update this post with the information that comes in.

Update: Gabel says his new name will be Laura Jane Grace. He says he's not attracted to men and will still be married to his wife. They have a 2-year-old daughter.

Update #2: Some pictures of the upcoming article are online, check them out here. The full article is in the May 24th issue of the magazine.

Update #3: This goes without saying, but please be respectful in the replies - this is a moment where the support from the musical community can speak volumes.

Update #4:
The story is now on RollingStone.com, you can read it all here.

Update #5: From the article: "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."
    
 
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06:47 PM on 05/08/12
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brandon_260
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My jaw literally dropped when this popped up in my Twitter feed. This seems really out of no where.
06:47 PM on 05/08/12
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schmalz
...with the saves the day record on
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Whoa...
06:48 PM on 05/08/12
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This thread will be fun
06:49 PM on 05/08/12
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Uhh....seriously?
06:49 PM on 05/08/12
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Interesting. Whatever makes you happy.
06:49 PM on 05/08/12
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predicting this thread to full of ignorance and hate. Hope that I am wrong.

If this is what he wants than good for him.
06:49 PM on 05/08/12
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06:49 PM on 05/08/12
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uh..
06:49 PM on 05/08/12
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Good for her. It takes alot to go through that kind of process. There's not too many open musicians about things like this, so hopefully it can help those who identify similarly and give them support as well.
06:49 PM on 05/08/12
Fame<Infamy
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Eh?
06:49 PM on 05/08/12
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very crazy, but also good for Tom to finally feel comfortable in his/her body.
06:50 PM on 05/08/12
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My jaw literally dropped when this popped up in my Twitter feed. This seems really out of no where.

It shouldn't be too out of nowhere. She has definitely explored this topic in Against Me! songs, "The Ocean" and "Searching For a Former Clarity" are the two that come to mind instantly.
06:50 PM on 05/08/12
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uh. what?
06:50 PM on 05/08/12
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Kind of found it funny that a guy with such a gruff voice is now a woman. Seriously have so much love for Tom Gabel though, one of the nicest people in the history of the world ever.
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