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Against Me! Singer Feels Like IS A Woman!

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Congratulations to Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel - soon to be Laura Jane Grace - who recently came out as transgender!

In the May 11 issue of Rolling Stone, Laura reveals her plans to begin the complex transition process from the male to female gender.

The hardest part for anyone revealing a major, life-changing ‘secret’ is the reaction of their loved ones, but fortunately for Laura, her wife Heather is an understanding pillar of support.

Like many questioning their sexual identities, Laura has dealt with body dysmorphic order for years, and any Against Me! super fan will know that she immortalized her struggle in the 2007 song The Ocean.

The troubadour sings:

"If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman / My mother once told me she would have named me Laura / I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her."

Our heart has SWELLED at this news! It’s wonderful when a person can finally feel comfortable in his/her own skin.

We only hope the transformation will go smoothly and the journey will be chock-filled with love and positivity!

[Image via Rolling Stone.]

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31 comments to “Against Me! Singer Feels Like IS A Woman!”

  1. 1

    <3 Go Tom!!!! <3

  2. 2

    Go Laura!!! <3

    So proud of her :) This only makes me love Against Me! that much more :)

  3. ariane says – reply to this


    congrats!!!!! so BRAVE love you

  4. 4

    Yeah, congrats to switching over. Congrats to putting your 2 year old through this. What a joke, and until the dick is gone, it's a HE, retards.

  5. 5

    Re: hoochpit – You sound so smart when you call people "retards." Classy fella!

    It's respectful to call that person by the right pronoun. If she identifies as a woman, I will call HER a woman.

  6. 6

    I give a shit about what he does to his body,,, but no matter HOW OFTEN you say so it still is not true. He will NEVER be FEMALE. He may changes his "bits" but until they can COMPLETELY change HIS DNA HE will ALWAYS BE MALE. It's all about the XY/XX

  7. chancey says – reply to this


    Re: hoochpit

    What are you, the gender police? It's the gender the person IDENTIFIES with if you're being a decent human being. There are stricter guidelines for being legally a different gender, yes, but that does not mean that someone cannot be referred to ah "she".

    And as for "putting your 2 year old through this" - is it better for that child to grow up with a deeply depressed father, or in a loving, open and accepting family? I would choose the second option personally !

  8. 8

    Re: hoochpit – Even when the dick is GONE he is and STILL will be MALE. It's ALL ABOUT XX/XY

  9. mellybelly says – reply to this


    <3 Go Laura <3

    It's NOT about the naughty bits or the DNA, it's about being open and honest with yourself about who you are…. ignore all the haters !!

  10. 10

    Re: raypearson – Actually genius, many folk are born xxy, xo, xxx, etc.,
    So unless you've got some clinical insight on this kids chromosomal make-up yer talking out of yer *ss… again.
    Also, you seem to be confusing gender with sex. Look it up.

  11. 11

    Re: chancey – i agree that hoochie could have been a little more classy, but he is wrong as well. I'd be happy to call him "her"", "she" and sweetheart etc, but the FACTS ARE, gender is ALL ABOUT XX/XY. PEEEREX IS the one who is all hung up about gender. Why the fuck should this in the closet pedo be "proud" of Tom??? Tom made his decission for himself, not for this cocksucker's pride.

  12. 12

    Re: raypearson – If you're going to talk shit like that, and hate on the creator/writer on this website, you shouldn't even be here. Leave. Good riddance. Auf wiedersehn. Adios. Sayonora. No one likes that negative bullshit. It's depressing. Try being happy!

  13. 13

    Re: thirdfromtheleft – "actually" dipshit,,,Klinefelter's syndrome, 47, XXY, or XXY syndrome is a condition in which human males have an extra X chromosome. is a birth defect that occurs in less than 1 in 1000 or 1 in 1500 live male births(depending upon source) so your comment MANY is not really accurate. finally if you read for comprehension my original post, i was taking issue with PEEREX'S lies. ",,, but no matter HOW OFTEN you say so it still is not true. He will NEVER be FEMALE." AGAIN I do not give a shit what this person does to his/her body,,, it' is none of MY, YOUR, NOR PEEREX'S business. I just state FACTS.

  14. 14

    Re: naomib1 – UM, ER oh yeah,,, go fuck yourself with PEEREX'S SHIT stained dick.

  15. Bleee says – reply to this


    Re: raypearson – – Yep, it's all about XX/XY…. No, wait. How silly of me. It's totally NOT about that at all. Wow, you really confused me there for a second.

  16. 16

    What a fucking selfish asshole!!! All these confused fucktards that live in denial have the nerve to get married and drag an innocent party into their bullshit!!! If you are confused and are living in denial, why GET MARRIED??? Just have relationships and save your spouse the heartache. Now they have a child and the kid is denied a father.

  17. Music digs says – reply to this


    Let me start of by saying I work in the music industry myself and have had the pleasure of touring with Against Me, as I am not trans I am a closeted gay dude. I understand how difficult it can be being in this industry and coming out of the closet even though people are extremely supportive. What Tom is going through no one will understand until they are in that position. If he got married and had a child he most deff thought that was a decision he wanted to make at that time regardless of his body dysmorphic order.

    This guy has seriously made me consider a few things…. I leave for tour in one month to go on Warped Tour and I plan on telling everyone while I'm there. I've been touring for years and I just want to say thanks TOM because your my inspiration and motivation to come out to the industry!


  18. 18

    Re: Music digs – The best of luck to you!! Punk is my favorite genre of music, and I'm so curious to know who this is! Just know that even though there might be those assholes out there who are close minded and immature, your fans will always love you and be supportive of you :)

  19. 19

    Re: raypearson

    And that prostate will always be there as well. Whatever though… if she identifies as female then it's fine with me.
    Those tattoos, however, make her look like she's got gangrene.

  20. 20

    Re: hoochpit – - you're a fucking UNEDUCATED IDIOT, "hoochpit" - read a book.

  21. 21

    way to go, Laura! so brave of you to finally be who you've always been inside - lots of love good wishes to you! <3!

  22. 22

    Re: raypearson – - another UNEDUCATED old fool - read a book, dumbass! there's a shit-ton out there about transgendered folks, you should grab one - oh, and what the HELL is a 60 y/o queen doing on this site 24/7 anyways??! get a fucking life. save your VENOM for that asshole PEREZ.

  23. m says – reply to this


    It's called Body Dysmorphic DISORDER. And BDD is NOT the same as being transgender. Get your facts right!

  24. 24

    Ever since I heard The Ocean I was curious about those lyrics. I wonder if the hormones and stuff are going to change his voice.

  25. 25

    Ray If you choose to live in a house with a flat tire that is your choice!

    Being transgender is not a choice!

    You are probably a big asshole to work with! I bet you had to take Diversity Classes because you would pick on Minorities on technicalities that would make them inferior to you!
    That makes you a Bully so sad but true!

    I bet you need supervise visits around children because families are afraid you will poison the minds of their kids!

    This is 2012 the we are still finding out about human anatomy as well as science!

    All of sudden you are a medically trained expert???? HA HA

    I bet you have a Confederate Flag hanging somewhere! I bet you treat women like dirt too!

  26. TheProphet says – reply to this


    will always be an Against Me! fan no matter what gender he/she is

  27. 27

    Now that's Punk!

  28. 28

    What Laura is doing is not hurting her fucking family dip shit, if her wife loves her she will do nothing but support her, their daughter will still have as much of a "father" as she always did. To those saying "he will never be a female"…. umm, she always HAS been, now her genitals will just match. & yes, Tom is now Laura and will be referred to as a woman. I have been a huge Against Me! fan for years & as shocked as I was to hear the news, I am happy for her to finally be able to embrace her true self & will continue referring to her as a woman as long as she stills continue to feel like one. With or without a vagina, Tom Gabel is now Laura Grace. Deal with it.

  29. 29

    Re: Music digs – …And as someone who's also been in the industry for a while (and much more low key recently), I don't know who you are, but I send you love and support. Bravo to lifting that weight off of your shoulders. xo

  30. Anon says – reply to this


    Re: hoochpit – What you just said is not okay. Please learn about gender identity and transgender people. Thanks.

  31. Bevi says – reply to this


    What a shame though, he made a fine male…. good luck though. I had never heard of Against Me before, so thanks to news of the sex change I now know about them and I really like their music. How did they escape me?