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35 Messages Of Support For Transgender Against Me! Punk Rocker Tom Gabel

The lead singer of Against Me! has announced she is transgender and will begin living as a woman under the new name Laura Jane Grace. In an inspiring outpouring of support, fans took to Twitter to wish her well.

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Tom Gabel in 2010, before the transition.

Many on Twitter responded to the news of Gabel’s transition with respect and praise. A sampling:

1.

Tom Gabel is probably going to be a prettier woman than I’ll ever be. #AgainstMe— Alysia Marciano

2.

Fair play to Tom Gabel, it takes some bollocks to give them away.— Thomas jenkins

3.

having the courage to be who u are is beautiful: Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender: http://t.co/Xf0xAprO (via @rollingstone)— Marie Sciangula

4.

Tom Gabel is cooler than North Carolina

— watujim (@Mim Jargle)

Tom Gabel is cooler than North Carolina— Mim Jargle

5.

Best comment about the frontman of Against Me! announcing that he's trans: "Tom Gabel will be the fucking man, no matter what gender he is"

— mackenzief (@MacKenzie Fegan)

Best comment about the frontman of Against Me! announcing that he’s trans: “Tom Gabel will be the fucking man, no matter what gender he is”— MacKenzie Fegan

6.

Support a great artist in a journey to herself >>Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender http://t.co/TMcGinhr via @rollingstone

— laurenkearney_ (@Lauren Ann.)

Support a great artist in a journey to herself >>Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender http://t.co/TMcGinhr via @rollingstone— Lauren Ann.

7.

So incredibly brave. RT Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender http://t.co/sZFhSjJS via @rollingstone

— teganandsara (@Tegan and Sara)

So incredibly brave. RT Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender http://t.co/sZFhSjJS via @rollingstone— Tegan and Sara

8.

Against Me!'s Tom Gabel is ending his gender dysphoria and officially transitioning. This is a wicked and hopeful day! http://t.co/ZXwvU1YZ

— RTAjennifer (@Jennifer Boshan)

Against Me!’s Tom Gabel is ending his gender dysphoria and officially transitioning. This is a wicked and hopeful day! http://t.co/ZXwvU1YZ— Jennifer Boshan

9.

Tom Gabel has more guts than me, that's for sure. My mind was blown. #againstme #news http://t.co/oZ3X9BCV

— geoffreyhiggins (@Geoffrey Higgins)

Tom Gabel has more guts than me, that’s for sure. My mind was blown. #againstme #news http://t.co/oZ3X9BCV— Geoffrey Higgins

10.

Tom Gabel, not sure what to think but in the end it shouldn't matter what i think.

— notcorey (@corey)

Tom Gabel, not sure what to think but in the end it shouldn’t matter what i think.— corey

11.

Tom Gabel is a fucking champion. That is a brave move. I wish him every success and happiness in his new life as Laura. #DoWhatMakesYouHappy

— CarlyKawaii (@Carly Kawaii)

Tom Gabel is a fucking champion. That is a brave move. I wish him every success and happiness in his new life as Laura. #DoWhatMakesYouHappy— Carly Kawaii

12.

Me: Tom Gabel is trans, eh? Dad: So? Me: Just telling you, I guess people are angry. Dad: They're cocksuckers.

— Joolaid (@Ms. Chanandler Bong)

Me: Tom Gabel is trans, eh? Dad: So? Me: Just telling you, I guess people are angry. Dad: They’re cocksuckers.— Ms. Chanandler Bong

13.

Important thing is not that Tom Gabel is trans, but that she feels she can transition and talk about it in such a prominent public position.

— scattermoon (@Elaine)

Important thing is not that Tom Gabel is trans, but that she feels she can transition and talk about it in such a prominent public position.— Elaine

14.

Shout out to Tom Gabel. Good luck with everything man. You're gonna be one badass lady.

— DammitBre (@Breh)

Shout out to Tom Gabel. Good luck with everything man. You’re gonna be one badass lady.— Breh

15.

Wow, really surprised about the Tom Gabel news this morning. Kudos for having the courage, and I wish you luck! #AgainstMe

— michellekearnel (@Michelle)

Wow, really surprised about the Tom Gabel news this morning. Kudos for having the courage, and I wish you luck! #AgainstMe— Michelle

16.

Tom Gabel of Against Me! has shown inspiring courage to come out as transgender. Best of luck to Laura Jane Grace. http://t.co/6HA3QJPN

— blitzkidsfairy (@Alex Carter)

Tom Gabel of Against Me! has shown inspiring courage to come out as transgender. Best of luck to Laura Jane Grace. http://t.co/6HA3QJPN— Alex Carter

17.

So much love for Tom Gabel.

— samljbowman (@Sam Bowman)

So much love for Tom Gabel.— Sam Bowman

18.

I appreciate Tom Gabel's willingness to share such a personal journey http://t.co/p8nu8qpB #lgbt #againstme

— Teenstered (@Teen Halpin)

I appreciate Tom Gabel’s willingness to share such a personal journey http://t.co/p8nu8qpB #lgbt #againstme— Teen Halpin

19.

Much love and respect for Tom Gabel. Not an easy thing to do at all. All The best to Against Me! we hope they keep making music!

— Bombingneverlnd (@Bombing Neverland)

Much love and respect for Tom Gabel. Not an easy thing to do at all. All The best to Against Me! we hope they keep making music!— Bombing Neverland

20.

LOVE that one of my fav bands is trending, and its all support for Tom Gabel. Proud to have made him one of my idols for so long.

— LambNoel (@Amber )

LOVE that one of my fav bands is trending, and its all support for Tom Gabel. Proud to have made him one of my idols for so long.— Amber

21.

I don't really care that Tom gabel is now a women. I think it's cool.

— billy_yo (@billy)

I don’t really care that Tom gabel is now a women. I think it’s cool.— billy

22.

Wow. Tom Gabel from Against Me! coming out as transgender, staying married to her wife. Respect.

— tbquirk (@Tim Quirk)

Wow. Tom Gabel from Against Me! coming out as transgender, staying married to her wife. Respect.— Tim Quirk

23.

I support Tom Gabel (or Laura I guess), really unexpected, but Against Me! still rocks.

— mitchellorin (@Emmitch Smith)

I support Tom Gabel (or Laura I guess), really unexpected, but Against Me! still rocks.— Emmitch Smith

24.

Anyone in the punk community who shuns Tom Gabel is a poser. We're about acceptance and being who you are instead of conforming. #GetAClue

— onnabugeisha (@Laura Keeney)

Anyone in the punk community who shuns Tom Gabel is a poser. We’re about acceptance and being who you are instead of conforming. #GetAClue— Laura Keeney

25.

Tom Gabel, you're fucking awesome and I love you.

— mrlwe (@Rick Geerling)

Tom Gabel, you’re fucking awesome and I love you.— Rick Geerling

26.

Wow, congrats to Tom Gabel of Against Me! for finally coming to terms with his gender, converting to being full woman. Still rocks hard.

— tjwell01 (@Jett Wells)

Wow, congrats to Tom Gabel of Against Me! for finally coming to terms with his gender, converting to being full woman. Still rocks hard.— Jett Wells

27.

Holy wow. What a brave move for Tom Gabel in the music biz. Especially for the audience Against Me! attracts. I'm so elated about the news!

— parkerades (@Parker)

Holy wow. What a brave move for Tom Gabel in the music biz. Especially for the audience Against Me! attracts. I’m so elated about the news!— Parker

28.

Tom Gabel was such a good looking guy, but she'll be even better looking as a woman now, good on her. Congrats on being so strong #inspiring

— beatricepirate (@Beatrice Martin)

Tom Gabel was such a good looking guy, but she’ll be even better looking as a woman now, good on her. Congrats on being so strong #inspiring— Beatrice Martin

29.

So brave: Lead singer in one of my fav bands in high school (Against Me!) has come out as transgender: http://t.co/HtXuzmKC

— kailanikm (@Kailani K-M)

So brave: Lead singer in one of my fav bands in high school (Against Me!) has come out as transgender: http://t.co/HtXuzmKC— Kailani K-M

30.

We are so proud of one of our fave #punk rockers coming out as transgender & speaking up http://t.co/e59NxEYz #CanQueer thanks Tom!

— AIDSNB (@AIDS New Brunswick)

We are so proud of one of our fave #punk rockers coming out as transgender & speaking up http://t.co/e59NxEYz #CanQueer thanks Tom!— AIDS New Brunswick

31.

No pun intended, but it takes a giant pair of nads for Against Me's Tom Gabel to come out with this news... http://t.co/LMFL6EEZ

— Goodman933 (@Goodman-Channel 93.3)

No pun intended, but it takes a giant pair of nads for Against Me’s Tom Gabel to come out with this news… http://t.co/LMFL6EEZ— Goodman-Channel 93.3

32.

maaad respect for tom gabel

— bekahkahkah (@bekah)

maaad respect for tom gabel— bekah

33.

Fantastic news about Tom Gabel. Good on you, lady! It'll be interesting to see how this affects Against Me's new material.

— billysubway (@Billy Lunn)

Fantastic news about Tom Gabel. Good on you, lady! It’ll be interesting to see how this affects Against Me’s new material.— Billy Lunn

34.

Tom Gabel of Against Me has come out as a transgender. This is unprecedented in music and it makes me even more proud of my A.M. tattoo.

— JCCharles8 (@JC Charles)

Tom Gabel of Against Me has come out as a transgender. This is unprecedented in music and it makes me even more proud of my A.M. tattoo.— JC Charles

35.

Tom Gabel. Word.

— jennhh (@Jenn Huynh)

Tom Gabel. Word.— Jenn Huynh

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