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. posted on

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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" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23AgainstMe">#AgainstMe

3.

having the courage to be who u are is beautiful: Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender: bit.ly/J2VgBv" target="_blank">http://t.co/Xf0xAprO">bit.ly/J2VgBv (via @rollingstone)

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"

6.

Support a great artist in a journey to herself >>Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender rollingstone.com/music/news/tom…" target="_blank">http://t.co/TMcGinhr">rollingstone.com/music/news/tom… via @rollingstone

7.

So incredibly brave. RT Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender rollingstone.com/music/news/tom…" target="_blank">http://t.co/sZFhSjJS">rollingstone.com/music/news/tom… via @rollingstone

8.

Against Me!'s Tom Gabel is ending his gender dysphoria and officially transitioning. This is a wicked and hopeful day! spinner.ca/2012/05/08/tom…" target="_blank">http://t.co/ZXwvU1YZ">spinner.ca/2012/05/08/tom…

9.

Tom Gabel has more guts than me, that's for sure. My mind was blown. #againstme" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23againstme">#againstme #news" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23news">#news instagr.am/p/KaLZpgSv4a/" target="_blank">http://t.co/oZ3X9BCV">instagr.am/p/KaLZpgSv4a/

10.

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

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" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23DoWhatMakesYouHappy">#DoWhatMakesYouHappy

12.

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

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.

14.

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

15.

Wow, really surprised about the Tom Gabel news this morning. Kudos for having the courage, and I wish you luck! #AgainstMe" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23AgainstMe">#AgainstMe

16.

Tom Gabel of Against Me! has shown inspiring courage to come out as transgender. Best of luck to Laura Jane Grace. rollingstone.com/music/news/tom…" target="_blank">http://t.co/6HA3QJPN">rollingstone.com/music/news/tom…

18.

I appreciate Tom Gabel's willingness to share such a personal journey bit.ly/J2VgBv" target="_blank">http://t.co/p8nu8qpB">bit.ly/J2VgBv #lgbt" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23lgbt">#lgbt #againstme" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23againstme">#againstme

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!

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.

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

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" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23GetAClue">#GetAClue

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.

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!

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" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23inspiring">#inspiring

29.

So brave: Lead singer in one of my fav bands in high school (Against Me!) has come out as transgender: bit.ly/Lcozl1" target="_blank">http://t.co/HtXuzmKC">bit.ly/Lcozl1

30.

We are so proud of one of our fave #punk" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23punk">#punk rockers coming out as transgender & speaking up ow.ly/aNx0E" target="_blank">http://t.co/e59NxEYz">ow.ly/aNx0E #CanQueer" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23CanQueer">#CanQueer thanks Tom!

31.

No pun intended, but it takes a giant pair of nads for Against Me's Tom Gabel to come out with this news... area93.com/pages/goodman.…" target="_blank">http://t.co/LMFL6EEZ">area93.com/pages/goodman.…

33.

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

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.

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