My transgender dysphoria blues

Posted: April 17, 2013 in All Things Trans

Blakow!

If anyone has been paying attention in the world of punk rock, you are well aware that Tom Gabel of Against Me! has recently stepped forward with the choice to live the remainder of his life as a woman. Laura Jane Grace is now her legal name.

As well as you may also know, we here at Blakow! are pretty vocal advocates of alternate lifestyle rights and I personally applaud Laura for having the courage to do what so many others feel they can’t.

7baa13b4My biggest question had been: what will that do to the music since Tom Gabel’s voice has always had a very gritty sound? Apparently it won’t do anything since Laura likes her voice and is choosing to not have voice-altering surgery. Will her voice stay as recognizable as we all know? I don’t think she can guarantee that, since she is taking hormone therapy. I imagine…

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