Following Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel’s brave admission that he is transgender and plans on becoming a woman, we wondered how many other musicians are or were transgender. Here’s what we found.

Following Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel's brave admission that he is transgender and plans on becoming a woman, we wondered how many other musicians are or were transgender. Here's what we found.
Jayne County
An actress at Andy Warhol’s factory, County has always been in the trendiest of scenes and has been cited as a direct influence to Patti Smith, David Bowie and Lou Reed.
Amanda Lepore

Having been a fashion model, icon and performance artist Ms, Lepore recently released her first full length album.
Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons

Antony Hegarty has become somewhat of a transgender icon since he and his band rose to fame in the late 1990s.
Lynn Breedlove of Tube 8

An accomplished author and founding member of hard core band Trive 8, Breedlove has been outspoken on trans issues.
Baby Dee

Baby Dee has played with the likes of the Dresden Dolls, Andrew WK and Anthony & the Johnsons, and has had a successful solo career having released her 6th solo album last year.
Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive

Most famous as the lead singer of 90’s New Wave band Dead or Alive, Burns has risen to fame as a reality star in recent years.
Chaz Bono

While not as famous as his musical parents Cher and the late Sonny Bono, Chaz has enjoyed a career as a musician and reality TV star.
Lucas Silveira of The Clicks

Silveria has been living as a transgender man most of his life and has been open about his struggles since his rise in fame as a member of folk-rock band The Clicks.
Billy Tipton

A renowned jazz musician and bandleader, Tipton was not publically known to have been born female until after his death in 1989.
Dee Palmer of Jethro Tull

An accomplished composer, Palmer is most famous as the keyboardist of Jethro Tull.

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