Nick Lawrence is a remarkable human being. I met him after talking to his mother Dianne Lawrence for the Empathy Museum's A Mile in My Shoes project.
Dealing with gender dysphoria made life difficult enough, from refusal to wear girly clothes as a very young child to coming out as lesbian as a teenager, Nick was approaching 30 before he decided to take the plunge and take steps to transition.
On top of that, based on his loneliness and lack of community connection and access to advice during this period Nick set up Transmen of WA. Now he spends more time on being available to trans people and their families than he does on his full time job.
Three Gates Media thanks Nick immensely for his candour and generosity in this interview.
Nick was profiled by Perth's LGBTIQ newspaper Out in Perth in 2015 and contact links are at the end of the story.
This episode of Rare Air was recorded at the studios of RTRFM 92.1 in Mount Lawley, WA Mixed by Adrian Sardi of The Vault
Music "The Summit" by Blue Dot Sessions from freemusicarchive.org