FWIW Laurie is in fact a woman, just "non binary". Very confusing from a US perspective because apparently she chose "Laurie" (her name was Laura) due to it being gender neutral, but at least in the US it's definitely not seen that way.

That's a change when it comes to US views of the spelling "Laurie" then – my mother made me read Louisa May Alcott's books and the gross guy she marries off her best and most interesting character to is nicknamed "Laurie."