lead singer Tom Gabel
has thanked fans for their support after he revealed he was transgender and planning a sex change
The news shocked many fans of the US band but their fans took to social networks to praise Gabel's bravery and support his decision to make the news public.
Gabel took to Twitter
late last night (May 9) to thank his supporters, saying: "Thank you all so much for the support and love. It's honestly humbling, inspiring and life changing for me
He also thanked Mina Caputo
, a fellow transgender singer who was formerly known as Keith
Adding to his list of thanks, Gabel said: "Want to publicly thank @januaryhunt for the immense help she's been, so thankful for her friendship #TrueTransSoulRebel
Meanwhile, The Gaslight Anthem
wrote a blog post yesterday attacking the small minority of people mocking Gabel for his decision to live the rest of his life as a woman.
Thanks to Gigwise.com
for the story.