One of my favourite bands, Against Me!, released a new album this week. Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the first album since front man Tom Gabel announced that he was becoming a woman. Laura Jane Grace (Gabel) has gender dysmorphia, a condition where people identify as the opposite gender but are trapped in their current bodies.
The album is a harsh, honest, and sometimes angry expression of the last few years for Laura Jane Grace. It is AMAZING!
Check out the single “True Trans Soul Rebel”.
In this interview Grace talks about being a transgender role model around the 3:30 mark.
Being transgender isn’t a fad. It’s not even a choice. The choice comes in deciding to start the long journey to be true to one’s self.