Born female, Lorimer knew he was a boy from the time he was only four or five years old. But Lorimer did not fully come to terms with his transness until he was 50 years old, at which point he chose to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Up until that point, Lorimer tried to ignore or suppress his gender dysphoria, living as a lesbian and working as a police officer in Vancouver's Missing Persons Unit, which, at the time, was investigating a horrendous series of murders that would culminate in the arrest of Robert Pickton, B.C.'s most prolific serial killer. In this episode, Lorimer discusses why his choice to transition was so difficult, why he became disillusioned with police work, and what it was like to be pregnant as someone who never identified as a woman. All of this and more is also in his new book, THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE A BOY, out March 31st!
Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Thirty-Nine: This One Looks Like A Boy: Lorimer Shenher Discusses His Gender Journey
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