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JB
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Hey everybody! I wasn't sure where to put this, but the YAY! section seemed appropriate 'cause this is really cool, I think. Tom Gabel, from the band Against Me! just came out to Rolling Stone as transfemale. The article isn't super long, but it mentions a little of her struggle and her future plans. I just thought it was really cool because, first, good for her, that's awesome, and also because it's pretty awesome to have a prominent trans musician on the scene. I listen to a little Against Me! and I like their music, so I'm interested to see how/if it will change after this, especially if her voice changes over the course of her transition.

Here's the article. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-gabel-of-against-me-comes-out-as-transgender-20120508

I also apologize if any of my language/vocab use was wrong or off. I'm cis, so I try really hard to make sure I always use the right, polite language and not unwittingly use a term that's considered offensive. If I've done anything, just let me know and I'll fix it! [Smile]

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Sans
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YAY!!! [Smile]

That's really awesome!!

Go you, Laura Jane Grace!

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Djuna
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Yay! That is awesome! I'm a little surprised that most of the comments I've seen around the internet have been positive, which is amazing and maybe a sign of progress. [Smile]

(JB: no worries, and you did a good job, but "transfemale" isn't a term I've ever heard. You'd be better off with "trans" (adj.) or "a trans woman," or plainly "a woman." It certainly didn't come off as offensive, anywho.)

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Cati
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AGAINST ME IS AWESOME and this is just plain awesome. For Laura to come out as a transgender and finally be accepted for how she feels; a woman.

I just can't stop reading her story, and I was quite surprised that the sexy and manly voice of Against Me! I fell in love with was dealing with all of this for so long, even though his lyrics CLEARLY said so xD

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I'd never really listened to Against Me before this happened, so I'm happy that I both learned about a wonderful transgender person who is getting a largely positive community response AND got to hear some great new music.
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