31-year-old Tom Gabel is a rock star. He sings for Against Me! An angsty punk rock band from Florida, and can certainly score all the “a little too heavy on the make up” girls just as he is. But according to an interview in Rolling Stone Magazine the only problem is that he doesn’t quite like who he is, so Mr. Gabel has officially announced that he is becoming a woman. His new name will be Laura Jane Grace.
Gabel claims that he has Gender Dysphoria, the same condition which affects Chaz Bono. It causes its victims to question the legitimacy of their birth gender and often gives them a desire to switch gender all together. Tom has said he will begin to take horomones and is undergoing electrolysis to speed along his gender switch. He also noted that massive reconstruction surgery is not out of the question.
Oddly enough, Tom says that despite the transformation he will still be attracted to women — being attracted to the corresponding sex as your perceived gender is not a necessary component of Gender Dyspohoria — and will still be married to his wife, with whom he shares a 2-year-old daughter. Rock on Tom, Rock on.Tags: Against Me!, Chaz Bono, Gender Dysphoria, Tom Gabel, transgender