LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom comes out as transgender

Musician Gavin Russom has revealed she identifies as transgender in an interview with Grindr’s online magazine, Into.

The 43-year-old synth player told the publication she could not imagine pretending to be someone she is not any longer.

“This is my fifth decade being alive and in each of those decades, there’s been a time where I’ve tried to say, ‘Hey, I think I’m transgender!’ This was even before that word existed.”

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Russom says she realised from a very young age she “identified along the feminine spectrum,” and struggled to reconcile her feelings in a world of binaries.

She says her LCD Soundsystem band mates, including front man James Murphy, have been very supportive of her transition.

“The general feeling in the group is that will make the band better,” she adds.

Russom also offered some advice to her fans who may be struggling with their own gender identity; find a space where you feel comfortable to be visible.

“For anybody who is struggling with their gender identity or who wants to come out and is afraid to,” she said.

“What would be better than giving someone permission to do that through my performance? That’s the ultimate. It’s what other people gave to me, so I’d love to pass that along to other people, too.”

OIP Staff


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