I’m going to have embarrassing moments, 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.Against Me! lead singer Tom Gabel • Discussing the decision to begin living as a woman, to start taking hormone treatments and eventually transition to the name Laura Jane Grace. For Gabel, who says she dealt with gender dysphoria privately for years, the scariest part was revealing the decision to her wife. “But she’s been super-amazing and understanding,” she says. Gabel’s story will be discussed in-depth in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
Well, I mean, to break it down, the surgery I want to have, I’d like to have the testicular implants and all of that, and I’d like to be able to urinate through it. I mean, it’s not that big a deal to sit down, but some of the toilet seats in men’s rooms are disgusting. The doctor I want to use is in Belgrade. It’s going to be a little cheaper there. Probably $25,000, maybe $45,000, I really don’t know.Chaz Bono: I’m Saving to Buy a Penis - Rolling Stone (via brooklynmutt)
Earlier this year I was cleaning up to find some files in the recesses of my closet when I came across two cassette tapes marked ‘John Lennon, December 5th, 1980.’ It had been 30 years since I listened to them, and when I put them on this totally alive, uplifting voice started speaking on this magical strip of magnetic tape.Rolling Stone writer Jonathan Cott • On rediscovering the audio tapes made from the interview he did with John Lennon – the last print interview he did before his death, one which was never fully transcribed as a result. Considering today is the 30th anniversary of the iconic Beatle’s murder, it only makes sense that Rolling Stone would pull it out today. Still though, it’s a pretty cool document of rock history. source (via • follow)