Tom Gabel, singer of the punk rock band Against Me!, has revealed to Rolling Stone that he’s making the transition from man to woman.
In an interview with the magazine, Gabel detailed how he’s battled with gender identity disorder. As part of his transition, Gabel said, he’ll take hormones, undergo electrolysis treatments, and change his name to Laura Jane Grace.
Gabel, 31, anticipates struggles along the way. He said, “I’m going to have embarrassing moments, 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.”
Gabel said he will remain married to his wife, who has been “understanding.” They have a two-year-old daughter together.
Rolling Stone said Gabel is the first major rock star to come out as transgender.