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Against Me! Singer

I'm a Woman Trapped

in a Man's Body

5/9/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The lead singer of the band Against Me! -- famous for their hit "I Was a Teenage Anarchist" -- tells Rolling Stone he's becoming a woman ... but he's NOT attracted to men.

According to the magazine, 31-year-old Tom Gabel says he has a condition called gender dysphoria ... just like Chaz Bono (except in reverse) ... and has questioned his sexual identity since he was a kid.

Tom says he will take hormones and undergo electrolysis to help his transformation into a woman ... and is considering undergoing surgery to aid in the process.

Gabel tells the magazine his new name will be Laura Jane Grace.

Despite the transformation, Tom says he's NOT attracted to men ... and will still be married to his wife ... with whom he shares a 2-year-old daughter.



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46.

me    

Jackie Enx (Liam Jason) from Rhino Bucket did it first and did it best :)

837 days ago
47.

viva carlita    

people fall in love with a PERSON...not a gender. simply because he changes his genitalia and outside appearance he will be the same person. his wife must LOVE the person he is. i love him even more now and i wish him the best!

837 days ago
48.

A-SLICE    

I wonder what is going through his wife's head...

837 days ago
49.

IceGypsy    

I have no problems with him needing to change. If that's what he really wants, go for it. However, I think he's delusional if he thinks they will stay married after that. His wife married a man, because she likes men. I don't see her sticking around if he goes through with it.

837 days ago
50.

A.Kay    

Such awful comments. Why cant we just accept each other for who we are as people, not what gender we are or our outward appearance. As long as he's happy, thats all that matters. People really need to give their heads a shake, every person is different, who are we to judge

837 days ago
51.

Brad    

And this is the type of mental illness celebrated by the left.

837 days ago
52.

Eva Stuart    

What if he's... wrong? He "thinks" he is a woman but the reality is he is a man. People with body dysmorphic illness "think" they are fat...but the are wrong.

837 days ago
53.

Eva Stuart    

Cutting the legs off a lizard doesn't make it a snake

837 days ago
54.

Pamela    

If you are looking for a transgender of your own check out TransDate.com You might be surprised at how hot some of them are!!

837 days ago
55.

Mikeg    

so he is trapped lesbian inside man's body? wtf

837 days ago
56.

Taylor    

Wow, you guys are worse than the Punknews commenters. Be supportive. If he wants to go through this, that's his choice.

837 days ago
57.

DaveT    

...."I'm a lesbian in a gay man's body".....?
To each his own, at least he picked a good name, never met a Laura I didn't like.

837 days ago
58.

BRET    

Stupid ***!

837 days ago
59.

paigiet25    

Sooo... What's going to happen to his voice? Is Against Me going to have a woman's voice as their lead singer now??

837 days ago
60.

manbearpig    

ah, welcome to the rubbish that is gender identity.
these are sick people trying to get others to see it their way.

837 days ago
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