Against Me rocker Tom Gabel has stunned fans by revealing he's becoming a woman.
The singer has dealt with gender dysphoria privately for years and tells Rolling Stone he is preparing to undergo the transition by taking hormones and having electrolysis treatments.
Gabel wants to take the name Laura Jane Grace and plans to remain married to wife Heather.
The star says, "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news. But she's been super-amazing and understanding."
Gabel has only revealed his plans to a few friends and family members, but hopes his openness will help others going through the process.
The 31 year old adds, "I'm going to have embarrassing moments and that won't be fun. But that's part of what talking to you is about - (it) is hoping people will understand, and hoping they'll be fairly kind."