On the same day that the president of the United States made history by endorsing same-sex marriage, another man made a personal revelation that grabbed almost as many headlines.
Against Me! singer Tom Gabel revealed his decision to come out of the closet and begin living his life as a woman.
In the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Gabel, explained he will soon begin the process of transitioning to a woman by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments remove his body hair.
Gabel also revealed his plans to remain in his marriage to his wife -- a biological female.
From Rolling Stone:
Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news," says Gabel. "But she's been super-amazing and understanding."
Gabel only told a handful of family and friends about her plan to transition before talking to Rolling Stone. Because this is the first time a major rock star has come out as transgender, the singer made a point of speaking openly about it. "I'm going to have embarrassing moments," says Gabel, "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."
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