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Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel To Undergo Sex Change To Become A Woman

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By Radar Staff

Tom Gabel, the lead singer of rock band Against Me!, has come out as a transgendered person, and says he’s primed to undergo changes that would have him living life as a woman named Laura Jane Grace.

Gabel says he’s not attracted to men, but has gender dysphoria, meaning he’s uncomfortable living life as a man. The first step of the process, he says, will be to get on a regimen of hormones and electrolysis treatments.

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“I’m going to have embarrassing moments and that won’t be fun,” the singer told Rolling Stone, who broke the news. “But that’s part of what talking to you is about … is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind.”

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Gabel says he’ll stay with his wife, Heather.

“For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news, but she’s been super-amazing and understanding.”

The new issue of Rolling Stone hits newsstands Friday.

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