As the news about Against Me!'s Tom Gabel has spread around the punk community, all of us have had some sort of reaction and response to it. We'd like to thank our users for a polite and respectful discussion on the matter. Another human's personal decision, no matter how many great punk songs they wrote, should be made with the purpose of making them happy and comfortable in their own life and in their own skin. No decision like this should inspire hate and bigotry, and we're happy to be seeing very little of that in our community last night and today. A lot of musicians and industry folk have expressed their own opinions and support, and we've decided to collect some of them. We'd like...
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 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.