It has just come to our attention that Rolling Stone will be publishing an article on May 24th detailing how Tom Gabel, frontman and lead singer to to Against Me! will be undergoing a sex change. This is literally breaking right now, so give me a second as I put together the facts and update this post with the information that comes in.
Update:Gabel says his new name will be Laura Jane Grace. He says he's not attracted to men and will still be married to his wife. They have a 2-year-old daughter.
Update #2: Some pictures of the upcoming article are online, check them out here. The full article is in the May 24th issue of the magazine.
Update #3: This goes without saying, but please be respectful in the replies - this is a moment where the support from the musical community can speak volumes.
Update #4: The story is now on RollingStone.com, you can read it all here.
Update #5: From the article: "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."
Good for her. It takes alot to go through that kind of process. There's not too many open musicians about things like this, so hopefully it can help those who identify similarly and give them support as well.