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KEITH CAPUTO IS NOW A WOMAN… SORT OF

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Mrs Keith CaputoLife of Agony frontman Keith Caputo posted pictures of himself dressed and made up as a woman on his Facebook page months ago. At that time, while fascinated, I chose not to report on it because I didn’t think Caputo would want his name tossed about in public.

But I was wrong to make that assumption; these days he — excuse me, she — has become increasingly more vocal about her status as a transsexual, as reported by Metal Insider and Metal Injection. From Keith Caputo’s Twitter on July 7:

LOA has already gone in2 isolation & it’s got nothin 2 do w me transitioning. my boys love me regardless of my life choices!

and in case there was any doubt about the meaning of “transitioning:”

M2F transexuals like mê are the women who give up male privilege for femininity! Threaten the patriarchy! #TransLib#WhippingGirl

That clears it up, no? It’s important to note, though, that Caputo has not undergone a sex change operation (yet, anyway). HornsUpRocks intercepted this Tweet by Caputo a few days after the above:

Dying to make love to my lady. Haven’t seen her in 2 months. Dying to hold her & be held. Never letting her go. Just a few more days. The Art Of Love!

I can’t say I entirely understand what this all means for Keith’s sexual orientation, but does it really matter? Transexual, gender reassignment, gay, straight, tall, short, skinny, fat… we’re just happy to see Keith expressing his true self. It takes a tremendous amount of bravery, especially as a public figure, and double especially as a public figure in a genre as everything-phobic as metal, to challenge widely held standards of sexuality and gender. Congrats, Keith.

-VN

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