Meet Heather Gabel she is the wife Against me singer Tom Gabel or should we began to call him Laura Jane Grace, you know since he recently came out as transgender and plants to live as woman and still continue his marriage with Heather, because he is not attracted to men.
31 year-old Tom Gabel made a public announcement to media and said he will soon began medical treatment to live as a woman, he said he has been suffering from GID (gender identity disorder ) since he was a child,
“Growing up, my experience with transsexualism was nothing but shame.”
Gabel said he will begin to take hormones and electrolysis to begin the process, he added that he is not attracted to men and will still be married to Heather, so I guess he will turn into a lesbian, but what does his wife thinks of all of this? Who is Mrs. Gabel?
This is what he told Rolling Stone magazine..
“For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news,” says Gabel. “But she’s been super-amazing and understanding.”
“I’m going to have embarrassing moments,” says Gabel, “and that won’t be fun. But that’s part of what talking to you is about – is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind.”
Gabel’s wife is the Canadian designer Heather Gabel born Heather Hannoura on 1977 in Ontario. She grew up in Windsor, Ontario. She, her two younger siblings and parents relocated in Motor City in the U.S when she was two. Heather’s art interest began at school, she won Nation exhibbits and eventually won a college scholarship.
Heather Gabel studied for a year at the College For Creative Arts in Detroit, transferring to Columbia College in Chicago later on. In Chicago she met and became friends with Matt Skiba, Rob Doran and Glenn Porte who recently began a music band called Alkaline Trio, they asked Heather to create a flier for them, then it was t-shirts and when their popularity grew and began touring, they took Heather along.
“Once they started touring full-time, I went with them, and over the course of 10 years, that was my job— selling their stuff all over the world, and designing new T-shirts every time they went out
But popularity was not just for Alkaline Trio,Heather’s did not go unnoticed and soon she was working with Rancid, AFI, Green Day and my Chemical Romance, and speaking of romance may I tell you how she met her soon to be hubby Tom Gabel?
According to him he was quite a fan od her art work, he recalled the first time he saw her was on the pages of a magazine, when he finally met her in person a few years later it was like love a first sight, soon they were getting married and becoming the proud parents of their adorable two year-old daughter Evelyn.
Heather created Alkaline Trio’s Heart and Skull, it was because of Heather’s work they named their record label Heat and Skull, these days you can find at least one of her art pieces in every gallery, but mostly if you live in the NY, L.A (where they live for a while) Chicago and Minneapolis and across the globe in Belfast and Berlin.
Heather Gabel and her beloved family resides in St. Augustine, Florida where you can see her work at the St. Augustine’s Anchor Boutique