Transgender rocker Tom Gabel of Against Me! does first show as woman: Watch the video here
Earlier this month, Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel went public with his quest to become Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace.
The 31-year-old punk singer told Rolling Stone of his decades-long struggle with gender dysmorphia and outlined his plan to become a woman, a decision supported by his wife, with whom he has a two-year-old daughter.
Over the holiday weekend, fans caught their first glimpse of the transformation when an Against Me! concert in San Diego last Friday doubled as Laura Jane Grace's stage debut. As the video below shows, Grace opted for a punk-standard, gender-neutral outfit — black tank top and tight black jeans — for the set.
"I was worried that some people expected me to come out looking like Little Bo Beep or something," Grace told Rolling Stone after the show, which included six new songs. One of those newbies was "Transgender Dysphoria Blues," which is slated to be the title track of the band's next album.
Until Against Me! rolls into your town, you can check out Laura Jane Grace right now with this clip from Friday's show: