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Louise Lawrence (activist) was born on 1912 in United States, is an activist. Discover Louise Lawrence (activist)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 64 years old?

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Born 1912
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In 2015, her archival material was exhibited at the exhibition “Bring Your Own Body” at Cooper Union” curated by Jeanne Vaccaro with Stamatina Gregory. Chris E. Vargas designed a collage for the exhibition called “Transvestites in the News,” named after the title Lawrence gave to her scrapbooks.


Lawrence was a member of the Mattachine Society of San Francisco and affiliated with the homophile movement in San Francisco. In 1964, Lawrence, Jose Sarria and four other homophile leaders met with religious leaders to advocate for sexual minorities.


By 1950, Kinsey had employed Lawrence to type the life histories of her acquaintances and to copy out manuscripts of transvestite fiction, especially an underground genre known as “petticoat discipline”. Lawrence encouraged her transgender peers to be interviewed by Kinsey for his research. When she shared with him her list of trans contacts in 1954, the list included nineteen people in the Bay Area and one hundred and fifty-two nationwide. She sent him a collected scrapbook of newspaper clippings, along with personal materials, such as her correspondence, a diary of the year she began to transition, photographs, and her autobiographical writing. Kinsey also contributed to “Transvestia”.


Lawrence was also an artist, who sold paintings. She wrote a 117-page autobiography entitled “Lawrence Autobiography” and a shorter text entitled, “Lawrence Autobiography 1948-1957”, both of which are unpublished and housed at the Louise Lawrence Collection in the Kinsey Institute Archives.


In 1942, Virginia Prince visited Lawrence after Prince attended one of Lawrence’s lectures. Lawrence subsequently introduced Prince to her colleagues in transgender-oriented medical research and Prince would later become a leading transgender activist. In 1952, Lawrence helped to publish, along with Prince and others, the newsletter “Transvestia: Journal of the American Society for Equality in Dress”, which hoped to combat discrimination against cross-dressers and educate researchers about transvestism. Although the publication was grown by Virginia Prince after 1960, the paper’s first edition was largely funded by and distributed to the people in Lawrence’s network.

In 1942, she met leading psychiatrist Karl Bowman, the Director of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Clinic at University of California – San Francisco. She frequently lectured on transgender topics to Bowman’s colleagues at the university. Through Bowman, Lawrence met Harry Benjamin, a researcher in transsexual medicine from Germany, and introduced him to her contacts in the transgender community. According to former colleagues, Benjamin used Lawrence as a “sounding board for many of his ideas” and Lawrence wrote that she appreciated Benjamin as “one of the few medical men in this country who has any understanding of this problem.” Lawrence also informed him of the early writings of David O. Cauldwell.


From the 1940s until her death, Lawrence sought to educate the public about gender non-conformity. To achieve this, she acted as a key interface between medical researchers and her network within the transgender community. She wrote, “I am trying to gather as much information… as possible in order that medical men… will be able to help people that come to them.”


Louise Lawrence (1912–1976) was an American transgender activist, artist, writer and lecturer. During the mid-20th Century, she organized a network of gender non-conforming people across the US and abroad, and advocated for transgender issues. She was an early founder of the magazine, Transvestia. Academic and historian Susan Stryker has written, “If there is an unheralded founder of the transgender community in the United States, it’s Louise Lawrence.”.

Lawrence was born in 1912 and was assigned male-at-birth. She began wearing traditionally feminine clothing at a young age and would wear her mother’s clothes. In 1930, she married and, when she was twenty-two, had a daughter named Anne. After the death of her first wife, she married a woman who at first accepted her wearing gender-affirming clothing, but they divorced three years later. After the divorce, circa 1942 to 1944, Lawrence lived full-time as a woman in Berkeley and later in San Francisco.