Newswire: LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom opens up about being transgender

Gavin Russom, a musician and synthesizer designer who’s been part of LCD Soundsystem since 2010, has opened up about her identity as a transgender person. According to a long profile with Pitchfork, Russom—who recently appeared with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on Saturday Night Live, and who’s previously released music with Black Leotard Front, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark—will perform her first public show as a trans woman next week, DJ-ing at New York’s Femme’s Room.

“I feel very blessed because the world that I operate in is relatively open-minded,” Russom said in the interview. “I mean, the electronic music world can be extremely bro-y and also close-minded and sometimes even worse than maybe a more traditional office job. However, at least where I’ve found myself, the people who are around me have been very supportive.” Russom—who’s built synths …

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