Last night, Rolling Stone broke the news of Against Me! singer Tom Gabel's decision to come out as transgender and begin living as a woman named Laura Jane Grace. The news came in the midst of a dark day for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community nationwide, with word that North Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriage had been approved. In spite of that, the response to Gabel's announcement was largely supportive, wishing her well and applauding her bravery in going public.
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I suggest that skeptics of @RollingStone's Laura Gabel story actually read it before commenting. It's excellent, sensitive work.— Meredith Clark (@MeredithLClark) May 9, 2012