So, I never ever saw this coming…but then again, who saw it coming with Keith Caputo.
Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals to Rolling Stone his plans to begin living as a woman.
Gabel — who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years — will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.
I’ve been a fan of Against Me! since New Wave came out a few years back, and so, I am definitely a little surprised by this. Not that I give a fuck what he/she wants to do with his/her life. I’m just a little taken aback.
Gabel, who is married, will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. “For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news,” says Gabel. “But she’s been super-amazing and understanding.”
I’ll say. Rolling Stone claims Gabel only told a handful of people about her plan before doing the interview.
“Because this is the first time a major rock star has come out as transgender, the singer made a point of speaking openly about it,” says the magazine, which doesn’t even mentioned Caputo.
“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.”