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December 8, 2017

Dr. Olson wrote an article for Psychology Today about loneliness and the effect it can have on our health if that loneliness is not addressed. You can read his full post, “Loneliness Is a Killer. Why Don’t We Talk About It?” here.

September 11, 2017

Dr. Olson wrote a guest blog for Brain Blogger about transgender identity and gender dysphoria. You can read his full post, “Trans — From the Moment of Birth,” here.

June 23, 2017

Dr. Olson and Finally Out were featured in an article for Caring.com called “Does it Get Better for LGBT Seniors?” You can read the full post here.

June 1, 2017

Dr. Olson and Finally Out were featured in an article in the PRIDE issue of Between the Lines. You can read the full article, “Psychiatrist Writes About Coming Out Later in Life,” here.

May 7, 2017

Dr. Olson spoke to a large group at the Fort Lauderdale Prime Timers. Below is a picture from his talk.

April 24, 2017

Dr. Olson was a guest on All Sides with host Ann Fisher. You can listen to his full interview here.

April 20, 2017
Dr. Olson wrote a guest post for The Advocate about the experience of being queer in rural America. You can read his full post, “We’re Here. We’re Queer. We’re Invisible,” here.

April 17, 2017
Dr. Olson was a guest on AM Ocala with hosts Larry and Robin. You can listen to the full interview below.

April 14, 2017
Dr. Olson wrote an article for Baltimore OUTloud about sexual satisfaction. You can read the full piece, “A Lifetime of Sexual Satisfaction,” here.

April 10, 2017

Dr. Olson wrote a piece for BookPage about the experiences that led him to come out and to write Finally Out. You can read the full post, “Letting Go of a Myth Opens the Door to a New Reality” here.

April 7, 2017

Dr. Olson and Finally Out were featured in The Des Moines Register. You can read the full feature, “Iowa psychiatrist hopes book helps men who realize in midlife that they’re gay,” here.

April 7, 2017

Dr. Olson wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News about Barry Manilow recently coming out as gay. You can read the full post, “Barry Manilow and the Psychology of Coming Out Late in Life,” here.

April 7, 2017

Dr. Olson and Finally Out were featured in Camp Kansas City. In it, Jude LaClaire writes that “His self-revelations are an invitation for the reader to remember similar experiences and times in their lives. I found it nearly impossible to turn off the memory machine that his stories activated for me” and “The life journey to authenticity means overcoming difficulties.” You can read the full feature, “Minding Your Health – A Psychiatrist Who Came Out at 40 Tells His Story,” here.

April 6, 2017

Dr. Olson was a guest on the BlogTalkRadio’s Rated G show with hosts Rob Watson and Garrett Miller. You can listen to the full podcast below:

April 5, 2017

Dr. Olson was interviewed for Chicago’s Windy City Times. In it, Dr. Olson shared the most important bits of knowledge that he’s gained:

One of the things that’s affected me is to see some advantages in growing older. We can come to a different reassessment of our value system as we get older, and we don’t have to live the life that was dictated to us. I think that’s probably the most transformational thing that I’ve experienced.

You can read the full feature, “BOOKS Psychiatrist talks about ‘Letting Go of Living Straight,'” here.

April 3, 2017

Dr. Olson spoke at the University of  Nebraska Medical Center.

 

April 2, 2017

Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight was featured on BookSpin. You can read more here.

April 2, 2017

Dr. Olson and Finally Out and were featured on The Good Man Project. The piece notes that “The LGBT community is just as diverse as the straight community, and it’s often difficult for gay men coming out later in life to find their place,” and it explores Olson’s own experiences and what Finally Out offers others in similar situations. You can read the whole article, “New Book Offers Advice to Older Men Coming Out of the Closet,” here.

March 30, 2017
Waldo Lydecker reviewed Finally Out, Letting Go of Living Straight in anticipation of its April 1 release. In his review, he writes that “Loren Olson’s new book is one of the best ever in its field.” You can read his full review, “The Gay Geezers’ Guide to a Good Life,” here.

March 27, 2017
The Georgia Voice wrote an article about Dr. Olson’s speaking engagement at Atlanta Prime Timers. You can read the full article, “Atlanta Prime Timers hosts talk, book signing on coming out as older adults,” here.

March 27, 2017
Paige Van De Winkle reviewed Finally Out, Letting Go of Living Straight for Foreword Reviews. She writes that “Compassion is key in this book that serves to inspire those within the LGBTQ+ community to see that everyone’s struggle is different.” You can read her full review here.

March 27, 2017
Tim Rymel reviewed Finally Out, Letting Go of Living Straight for the Huffington Post. In his article, he writes “This is a must have book for any man coming out later in life, as well as mental health professionals seeking a better understanding about the issues faced by older gay men.” You can read the full post, “New Book Offers Advice to Older Men Coming Out of the Closet,” here.

March 24, 2017

Dr. Olson and Finally Out, Letting Go of Living Straight were featured in the Omaha World-Herald. In it, Dr. Olson explains why he is so commited to sharing his own story: “The only way to get rid of those prejudices is for us to tell our stories and have people know who we are as human beings, because we don’t hate the people we know. We hate the people that we don’t.” You can read the full article, “Nebraska-born author discusses the difficulties of coming out at 40,” here.

 

March 17, 2017

Dr. Olson was featured in an article the Omaha World-Herald, “Nebraska-born author discusses the difficulties of coming out at 40.” In it, he spoke with writer Micah Mertes about the experiences that led him to write Finally Out: “The only way to get rid of those prejudices is for us to tell our stories and have people know who we are as human beings,” he said. “Because we don’t hate the people we know. We hate the people that we don’t.” You can read the full article here.

March 17, 2017

Dr. Olson wrote an article for Baltimore OUTLoud, “Gay & Grey.” In it, he talks about coming out and breaking stereotypes. You can read the full article here (page 10).

March 1, 2017

Dr. Olson was a guest on Spreaker’s Rising Stars with Miriam Knight. You can listen to his full interview below:

February 23, 2017

Finally Out, Letting Go of Living Straight was reviewed for Bill’s Media Commentary. In his review, he writes “The book is monumental in its coverage of the cultural, moral, and particularly psychological history of “the gay community” and particularly of the value of gay men born in earlier generations.” You can read the full review, “’Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight’: thorough history of gay psychological culture (2nd edition),” here.

November 28, 2016

Dr. Olson wrote an article, “Age And Its Influence On Sexual Orientation And Attraction,” for the Huffington Post. In it, he writes about sexuality is more than just a continuum between gay and straight. You can read the article here.

November 28, 2016

Dr. Olson’s article, “Mature Gay Men and Suicide: Dying for Someone to Talk to,” was featured on Medium. In it, he writes about how gay and bisexual men seek mental health care more frequently than heterosexual men but are more likely to have attempted and succeeded at suicide. You can read the full article here.

 

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