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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