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    Wed, 09 May 2012 09:34:58

    Against Me! Singer Reveals He is Transgender - He will live as Laura Jane Grace

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    Tom Gabel, the singer of punk rock band Against Me!, has revealed that he will soon begin the process of transitioning from life as a man to a woman. He is transgender and will live life as Laura Jane Grace. Gabel is set to start taking hormones and undergo electrolysis treatments in the coming months.

    Gabel will remain married to his wife, Heather. He told Rolling Stone that she has been supportive, saying, "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news. But she's been super-amazing and understanding."

    He continued, "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," about why he is sharing this news.

    No word on how this change will affect the group, if at all.

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