Musicians often reinvent themselves, though it usually feels shallow and gimmicky, like a marketing ploy to sell more records. Rarely does an artist's reinvention feel so monumental, and marvelous.
Punk rocker Tom Gabel of Against Me! has come out publicly as a transgender woman
, announcing that she plans to take the name Laura and undergo hormone therapy. Gabel, both a parent and a partner, says that her wife has been very supportive.
Gabel’s story in Rolling Stone
, which hits newstands this Friday, May 11, explores her history of gender dysphoria and what it means for her band’s future.