When punk icon Laura Jane Grace (born Tom Gabel) came out as transgender in 2012, the news, although surprising for many, was hardly unprecedented. Throughout her band Against Me!’s nearly twenty-year history, hints of gender dysphoria...Show More Summary
Permanent Records is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most. When Rolling Stone dropped a bombshell article in May 2012, outing Against Me!’s frontperson (then known as Tom Gabel) as transgender, it gave rise to a small army of dysphoria detectives. Show More Summary
My introduction to Nathaniel Rateliff was the 2012 Revival Tour; I’d gone to see Cory Branan and Chuck Ragan, but the rest of the audience was there to see Laura Jane Grace (then Tom Gabel) and an impromptu Alkaline Trio reunion. I hadn’t expected Rateliff. Instead of a shouting folk set or a swaggering punk […]
My introduction to Nathaniel Rateliff was the 2012 Revival Tour; I’d gone to see Cory Branan and Chuck Ragan, but the rest of the audience was there to see Laura Jane Grace (then Tom Gabel) and an impromptu Alkaline Trio reunion. I hadn’t expected Rateliff. Instead of a shouting folk set or a swaggering […]
Since their inception, Against Me! have had a revolving door of musicians come in and out of the band, yet, none made headlines the way singer Tom Gabel did in 2012 when he came out to Rolling Stone that he was going to become a woman named Laura Jane Grace. Show More Summary
Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) came out as transgender back in 2012 and has since released a new AM! album that often touches on the matter, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and toured extensively in support of...
Against Me! has always been the Tom Gabel show. As the founder, singer-guitarist, and sole constant member of the Florida-based punk band since its inception in 1997, Gabel has sung candidly, if not brazenly, about the most intimate of topics, and in doing so he built up a cult following around his public identity. Show More Summary
photos by Lukas Hodge Laura Jane Grace @ Knitting Factory - 8/15/13 Ahead of the new Against Me! album, singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) headed out on a solo tour that wraps up in NYC tonight (8/16) at...
Against Me! at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande) Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) recently finished tracking the new Against Me! record, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and while we're still waiting on an album release date, she announced...
“Face your fears, I say, but choose the right skirt to do it in.” – Laura Jane Grace, formerly known as Tom Gabel, in a Cosmopolitan essay about transitioning from a man to a woman last year while performing as … Continue reading ?
A year ago, this story rocked my world, and my daughter’s, no pun intended. Against Me, and Tom Gabel, were a huge, huge deal for us. So, here’s her update on her journey, sent along by FB pal David Darling, and in Cosmo, no less: “During our shows this year, I was surprised by how [...]
Since Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace (né Tom Gabel) came out as transsexual earlier this year, she’s been playing shows wearing dresses and heels and receiving all sorts of props from the music community. Now the fashion community is recognizing her. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace (known then as Tom Gabel) came out as transgendered. Also this year, MTV relaunched their iconic fashion series House Of Style. In the most recent episode, MTV visits Grace at her home where they discuss transitioning, Madonna, and discovering style. Watch below. Get More: MTV [...]
'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' is the title of Against Me!’s new album coming out next year, and it's pretty fitting considering front man Tom Gabel is now front woman Laura Jane Grace. read more
Earlier this year, Laura Jane Grace of the band Against Me! came out as transgender in a revealing interview with Rolling Stone. Since then, Grace (formerly known as Tom Gabel) and the band have been touring the country — with Grace’s wife Heather and daughter Evelyn in tow. MTV caught up with Grace on the status [...]
So inspiring! Laura Jane Grace, the Against Me! frontwoman formerly known as Tom Gabel, is undergoing the biggest transformation of her LIFE and she's finally talking about it on camera! The out and proud transexual is in the process of becoming the woman she's always known she would grow up to be, so we could not be [...]
Other interesting stories in The Washington Post: Against Me! made its first D.C. area appearance Tuesday night since frontman Tom Gabel announced he is becoming a woman. Now known as Laura Jane Grace, the punk star “keeps her hair longer...Show More Summary
Laura Jane Grace — the Against Me! leader who was known as Tom Gabel before announcing her decision to change genders last month — has already started playing shows as a woman. And the weekend before last, she showed up at the Las Vegas festival Punk Rock Bowling, opening for Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba [...]
Against Me! frontman, Tom Gabel, is officially a frontwoman! Over the weekend, the singer / songwriter appeared with his band San Diego, performing for the very first time as Laura Jane Grace. Earlier this month Gabel came out as transgender, and announced that he was starting treatments to make the physical transform. Against Me! debuted [...]