In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, frontman Tom Gabel of Against Me! announces he plans on becoming a woman. The 31-year-old will take on the name Laura Jane Grace and begin taking treatments to complete the process.
Gabel has received the support of his wife:
"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 has been privately dealing with gender dysphoria prior to the interview with Rolling Stone. In another excerpt from the issue that hits newsstands on Friday, Gabel states that he hopes that is public disclosure will help people understand. [Rolling Stone]
"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."