Buzz Bites (5/9/12): Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel Comes Out As Transgender

Against Me! singer Tom Gabel is transitioning into living life as a woman.

+ Against Me! singer Tom Gabel has come out publicly about being transgender. He will go by the name Laura Jane Grace, begin transitioning with hormones and remain married to wife Heather. He told Rolling Stone, “She’s been super amazing and understanding.”¬†(MTV News)

+ Bumbershoot Festival, which takes place in Seattle on Sept. 1-3, has announced its lineup, and (as always) it’s super eclectic cool. Acts include M83, Jane’s Addiction, Skrillex, Tony Bennett, Mac Miller, M. Ward, Big Sean, AWOLNATION, Passion Pit, Keane and loads more. (Stereogum)

+ Congrats to Jermaine Paul, who was crowned the winner of “The Voice” Season 2 last night. (MTV News)

+ Watch Justin Bieber perform “Boyfriend” live for the first time on “The Voice.” He’s all grown up, ladies! Flanked by lights, fog and plenty of sexy dancers to flirt-dance with, he rocked it while channeling Michael Jackson moves in a studded leather jacket. (Neon Limelight)

+ Add Rihanna to the list of reasons to tune in to the “American Idol” season finale on May 23. She’s scheduled to perform “Where Have You Been.” Judge Jennifer Lopez will take the stage for the Pitbull-assisted single “Dance Again” on tomorrow night’s results show. (Billboard)

+ M.I.A. has been busy working on her forthcoming¬†Matangi album, and it sounds like there will be some collabos.”I’m trying to work with tons of people, I don’t really want to say names,” she said. In the meantime, she’s designed a colorful limited-edition label for Beck’s Beer. (Rap-Up)

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