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    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...ender-20120508

    Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender
    Singer reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone

    Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.

    Gabel 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."

    Gabel only told a handful of family and friends about her plan to transition before talking to Rolling Stone. 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. "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."

    The full story of Gabel's transformation is in the latest issue, on newsstands this Friday (May 11th). In it, the singer tells Josh Eells about her history of gender dysphoria, the specifics of the transition process and what becoming Laura Jane Grace will mean for the future of Against Me!
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    Now that is punk rock.
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    Dysphoria is my favorite shape of canopic jar.

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    This really is the best thread title possible.

    But serious, this is very cool news. Definitely unexpected as well.
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    Yeah, I'm surprised. And that's an understanding and loving wife (s)he has.
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    I've been a huge fan since the very beginning, and have seen the and Gabel solo many times, as recent as last spring at the Fonda. This is a huge surprise, but I wish him the best of luck, and am super curious to see how this affects his song-writing and vocals.
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    Comments about she left the movie feeling bad and she one of those girls that fuck in the ass to saving her Vagina intercourse for marriage.

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    This is so bizarre. Their crowd when they opened for Mastodon years ago was very broish, I wonder what will this will mean for their audience demographic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I've been a huge fan since the very beginning, and have seen the and Gabel solo many times, as recent as last spring at the Fonda. This is a huge surprise, but I wish him the best of luck, and am super curious to see how this affects his song-writing and vocals.
    Ummmmm, its been there already. Ever read part of the lyrics for ''The Ocean''?

    And if I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman
    My mother once told me she would have named me Laura
    I'd grow up to be strong and beautiful like her
    One day, I'd find an honest man to make my husband
    We would have two children, build our home on the Gulf of Mexico
    Our family would spend hot summer days at the beach together
    The sun would kiss our skin as we played in the sand and water
    And we would know we loved each other without having to say it

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    Good for her!! *thumbs up*

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    This band killed it live when I saw them at a small club last year. In terms of what this means for their music I don't wanna know. Hate to admit this but it's kind of disappointing news to me. I still hope Tom can achieve success and live a happy life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Ummmmm, its been there already. Ever read part of the lyrics for ''The Ocean''?
    Yes, i am very familiar. Do you take every lyric from every artist you listen to completely literally?
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    Comments about she left the movie feeling bad and she one of those girls that fuck in the ass to saving her Vagina intercourse for marriage.

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    the band stopped being good (hell, they were incredible) in 2005. but good for her.

    (and in defense of drinkey... gabel regularly sung songs in character, so there was no guarantee that song was autobiographical).

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    good for her. nothing but support!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    Hate to admit this but it's kind of disappointing news to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    the band stopped being good (hell, they were incredible) in 2005. but good for her.

    (and in defense of drinkey... gabel regularly sung songs in character, so there was no guarantee that song was autobiographical).
    This. I stopped listening to them after As the Eternal Cowboy. After that LP, it's been pretty much downhill. I wonder what Fat Mike has to say about all of this...

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    Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
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    What is it about a band you love unconditionally that makes you adore them? Otherwise I'm going to just rip all over your shitty taste in bad bands.

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    I LOVE As The Eternal Cowboy, and their tour for that album with Lucero is really up there for me, but I still really like their stuff. Overall the following album was really uneven and difficult, I liked a lot of New Wave and thoroughly enjoyed White Crosses.
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    Comments about she left the movie feeling bad and she one of those girls that fuck in the ass to saving her Vagina intercourse for marriage.

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    Is there any chance this is total bullshit
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    Lillith Fair just got a bit more interesting.
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    but seriously, good for her....takes guts
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    I think I retched in my mouth a little bit.

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    Against Me! - Where did it all go wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartelby View Post
    but seriously, good for her....takes guts
    Would have been better if you said "takes balls".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Yes, i am very familiar. Do you take every lyric from every artist you listen to completely literally?
    Maybe that song spoke to him in a way...knowhatimsayinwinkface

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    Mike Burkett ‏ @FatMike_of_NOFX

    It makes sense now why Against Me called me last week and asked if they could cover My Vagina.

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    Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
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    What is it about a band you love unconditionally that makes you adore them? Otherwise I'm going to just rip all over your shitty taste in bad bands.

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    "Confessing childhood secrets of dressing up in women's clothes
    Compulsions you never knew the reasons to
    Will everyone you ever meet or love
    Be just a relationship based on a false presumption?"

    This line takes on a whole new meaning for me after hearing this news.

    I'm happy to hear her wife is cool with it.

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    This is really the first time a major rockstar has come out as transgender? Really? Not to diminish his story or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    Would have been better if you said "takes balls".
    definitely thought about it, but didn't want to be too snarky
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    This is really the first time a major rockstar has come out as transgender? Really? Not to diminish his story or anything.
    Last summer, Life of Agony singer/founding member Keith Caputo did the same thing.

    http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/07/15...woman-sort-of/

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    Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
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    What is it about a band you love unconditionally that makes you adore them? Otherwise I'm going to just rip all over your shitty taste in bad bands.

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    I've seen them twice and wasn't that impressed. I will have to see them thrice, now that they are on the rainbow.

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