Musings —05.08.2012 10:31 PM—
My daughter was at her cast party when she called me with the news: “Dad! Tom Gabel is becoming a woman!”
Checked out Twitter, the bee hive, and there it was: Rolling Stone reporting that the Against Me! singer is transgender.
This band has been my favourite band for a decade. I’ve interviewed them, I’ve taken my daughter to see them backstage, I’ve hung out with them. Hell, I get up to ‘Pints Of Guiness Make You Strong’ every single morning, as my alarm ring tone. And their songs have gotten me through plenty.
I spoke to one of Tom’s friends tonight, and she told me it’s true. So me and my daughter wished Laura Jane Grace best of luck, and shed a tear for the greatest punk band of the past decade. Can’t see them going on after this.
Here he is from his solo album, perhaps providing hints. The way I figure it, I told a slightly-confused 16-year-old daughter, he’s supported us through a lot, so now we have to support him.