Tom Gabel, the lead singer of the punk rock band known as Against Me!, has indicated that he’s intent on becoming a woman.
The 31-year-old rock star told Rolling Stone that as a child, he had experiencing a feeling of disconnection from his physical body and that he has a condition which is known as gender identity disorder.
In order to migrate towards becoming a female, Tom intends on undergoing electrolysis in addition to taking hormones.
Punk rock musician Gabel is also considering gender reassignment surgery.
In regards to his childhood, the Florida punk rocker was quoted by the AP having said:
“Growing up, my experience with transsexualism was nothing but shame.”
Tom intends on changing his name from Thomas James Gabel to the considerably more feminine Laura Jane Grace.
While his gender dysphoria may leave some questioning his sexual preference, Against Me!’s lead singer has clearly conveyed his preference as he has indicated that he is not attracted to men and will remain married to his wife, with whom he has a 2-year-old daughter.
Gabel’s decision to publicly come out as a transgender follows rapper Queen Latifah‘s recent announcement regarding her own sexual preference, as it turns out the actress is homosexual.
Against Me! is quite possibly most well known for their hit song Thrash Unreal. The band, along with their transgender lead singer, is scheduled to tour with The Cult later this month.
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