Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel Comes Out as Transgender

The punk rock singer opens up about dealing with gender dysphoria and plans to begin living life as a woman named Laura Jane Grace.

Tom Gabel, the lead singer of punk rock band Against Me!, has come out as transgender and announced that he plans to begin living as a woman.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone (on newsstands Friday), the 31-year-old opens up about the weight of coming out to the public (before this, only a few close friends and family knew of the singer's plan to undergo the transition from male to female) and reveals the "most terrifying" part about coming to terms with gender dysphoria.

"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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