The upcoming issue of Rolling Stone is a big one for the magazine. In a new interview,singer Tom Gabel of Against Me! becomes the first major musician to come out as transgender. Tom is starting the transition from male to female, and she explains that her wife is supportive of the process. It’s a big step, and I like how Rolling Stonehandles it in the preview they’ve released online.
Rolling Stone also features “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage on the cover, and I believe it’s the first time they’ve had a little person on their cover. (It may be the first time a little person has been featured on any major magazine cover.) Somehow Dinklage looks sexier than usual here. This is a guy who just oozes confidence and charisma, and it shows even in still photos. I’m kind of awed by this image and hope it’s a high seller for RS. Dinklage has the honor of following President Obama on the cover of the magazine. This issue is out Friday, according to Pajiba.
We don’t yet have any interview excerpts, and hopefully they’ll come out soon as I’m really looking forward to reading it. Sidenote (and mild spoiler for last week’s GOT): how sexy did Tyrion look smacking the hell out of little Prince Joffrey on “Game of Thrones” this week? I hope his character stays the smartest and most scheming, and that he keeps coming out the victor every week. We expect him to. I also root for the Starks, and maybe there’s some way for the Starks to win the war but for Tyrion to continue to have a place of power. Joffrey and his dimwit mom Queen Cersei can bite it.