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dtj16
05-08-2012, 06:56 PM
http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/story/tom-gabel-of-against-me-comes-out-as-transgender-20120508/1000x306/main.jpg

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-gabel-of-against-me-comes-out-as-transgender-20120508

This is big news and Interesting story, all the more power to him. Against me! was awesome until New Wave. Actually, I'm going to listen to them now.

P4RK3R
05-08-2012, 06:58 PM
pints of Guinness make you stronger.

Crass
05-08-2012, 07:20 PM
No fuckin' way. That's cool for him but I didn't see this coming in the slightest. Maybe it's because I've only listened to Reinventing Axel Rose, but still.

Can't really get behind anything else Against Me! has really. I Was A Teenage Anarchist is laughable in my own opinion.

But, back to topic at hand, props to him for being so open about it.

dtj16
05-08-2012, 07:25 PM
He touched on it in 'The ocean' from the album New Wave but I guess some people didn't read to far into the lyrics.

I'm kind of with you though, I only really listen to Reinventing axl and sometimes New Wave.

Crass
05-08-2012, 07:37 PM
Just read those lyrics, heavy stuff knowing that it's pretty literal. It takes a really good wife to be so supportive of their husband basically becoming a woman, great that his(her?) wife is so cool with it.


The whole he/she thing is soooooooo fucking confusing with this kind of thing.

dtj16
05-08-2012, 07:38 PM
From what I've always understood, you refer to them as what they'll become in the future, since it's what they've always pictured themselves as.

So he is now she.

Tom = Laura.

Crass
05-08-2012, 07:43 PM
Ah okay.


To those wondering, she picked Laura because it's what her mom said she would have named her if she was a girl.


^confusing sentence to write.

Crass
05-08-2012, 07:56 PM
That's why you're MOTM brah, you got this shit on lock.

dtj16
05-08-2012, 08:37 PM
Anybody else find it really weird that the whole article uses the female pronoun (as said above, this is the proper pronoun to use)

but then the picture has the caption "Tom Gabel at his recording studio in St. Augustine, Florida."

Yeah I thought that was kind of weird, maybe they said his, since it was a photo from the past?

Ramen
05-09-2012, 12:13 AM
Tom Gabel - Transgender Dysphoria Blues - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMh4DclBNJg&feature=related)

pinkeh
05-09-2012, 06:35 AM
wow, somehow this is really touching to read. this happens all the time in real life and i've dealt with it many times on personal levels, with friends coming out as trans* or genderqueer in some way and the real life struggles that come with that and trying to be supportive and everything but the fact that this is someone somewhat well-known (atleast in the punk community) i don't know, it just kinda gives you the sense that you're not alone.

spanky_dan
05-09-2012, 07:26 AM
You go gurl!

the_unknown_soldier
05-09-2012, 08:01 PM
I might see them next month.

tampja
05-09-2012, 11:51 PM
damn, that's crazy. good for her though, gotta do what makes you happy. i'm surprised the wife is so understanding though.

atmboy136
05-10-2012, 12:15 AM
Hahahahaha.. it's kinda funny..

Punkatoo
05-12-2012, 11:22 AM
so...butterflied or is it still straight-up dong mode?

p
05-12-2012, 11:40 AM
SO PUNK ROCK!a

The One Who Once Was
05-13-2012, 12:11 PM
So, what happens to the band?

igrindtwinkies
05-13-2012, 12:28 PM
So, what happens to the band?

they continue to release crappy albums.

ronniemilsont
05-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Is, unfortunately, is that there are several long-term studies, to guide doctors optimal dosing and duration of drug treatment. Compared to other hormonal disorders, sexual addiction is far more dependent on doctors for the treatment of patients with experienced, published clinical guidelines, data support.

Ynot
05-14-2012, 06:20 PM
Is, unfortunately, is that there are several long-term studies, to guide doctors optimal dosing and duration of drug treatment. Compared to other hormonal disorders, sexual addiction is far more dependent on doctors for the treatment of patients with experienced, published clinical guidelines, data support.
the fuck?:-!?

Crass
06-19-2012, 11:59 AM
http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/792359/laura-jane-grace-humbled-by-the-coming-out-experience.jhtml

First video interview since her coming out.

Stroh
06-19-2012, 12:08 PM
i remember thinking against me must have castrated themselves when they released white crosses, didn't know itd be literal :o

good for him/her though i guess, as the eternal cowboy/reinventing axl rose will always be some of my favorite albums.

TheDoctor
06-20-2012, 08:19 AM
Good for her, but the way she came out was a little off- putting. From coming in public for Rolling Stone before any other media and naming Against Me!'s newest album Gender Dysmorphia Blues... I'm sure it's not intentional but it kind of seems like a publicity grab. On the other hand I'm fairly sure it ISN'T but it certainly seems like it.

the_unknown_soldier
06-20-2012, 08:26 AM
Some of their older songs can be deciphered as references to such as well.