In honor of the recent news of Tom Gabel’s Transgender announcement. I have to admit i wasn’t entirely surprised. Well ok, at first i was COMPLETELY BLOW AWAY. But upon thinking of the music he has written, one track in particular has always stood out to me.
“And if I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman
My mother once told me she would have named me Laura
I’d grow up to be strong and beautiful like her
One day, I’d find an honest man to make my husband”
This was always one of those, “i can’t sing this out loud” kind of moments for me but it is apparent just how long he’s been dealing with such struggles. New Wave was released in 2007 and i’m sure it’s been a struggle since beyond that.
I’m Happy for Laura Jane Grace and wish her the best of luck in her new life. I will remain as much as an against me! fan today i was yesterday. This is a great day for human kind.