October 19, 2023
Loren shares his story with retired Air Force Brigadier General David Cotton on David's podcast, "Out Late with David."
June 5, 2022
Signing a book for a reader in Vancouver at the Prime Timers event.
May 24, 2022
Dr. Loren Olson was a guest on Conversations LIVE! with host Cyrus Webb. where he discussed his new book, No More Neckties. You can listen to the full episode here.
May 23, 2022
Dr. Loren Olson was a guest with Colleen O’Neil for a conversation about his new book. Watch "No More Neckties: A Lifestyle Not Just Another Book" below:
May 20, 2022
May 19, 2022
Speaking to a great crowd in Phoenix at the Prime Timers event.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Loren Olson's new book, No More Neckties, officially launched! If you missed the virtual release party, you can watch it below:
May 16, 2022
Dr. Loren Olson was a guest on the Frankie Boyer Show, where he discussed his new book, No More Neckties. You can listen to the full episode here.
May 6, 2022
Dr. Loren Olson wrote a guest post on LGBTQ Reads, titled "I Cheated on My Wife and My Husband." You can read the full post here.
The following review by D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, will appear in the May 2022 issue of Midwest Book Review.
No More NecktiesLoren A. Olson, MDOak Lane Press978-1-7379956-2-3
$15.95 Paper/$9.99 KindleReaders of essays about psychiatry, aging, and life changes will find Dr. Loren A. Olson's No More Neckties a fine blend of medical and personal memoir.It compliments the prior book, Finally Out, with a focus on Olson's evolving life, from family secrets and forming relationships within the gay community to sexual and social revelations that influenced the course of his life.The chapter titles that segregate these experiences into subjects are particularly evocative ("Can I Pray Away the Gay" and "I Didn't Expect Sex to Be This Difficult," among others), setting the stage for discussions of gay lifestyles and the move from attempting a heterosexual life to entering the world of gay relationships in midlife: "I left my marriage at the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis. I knew few gay people. I didn’t know how to begin dating as a middle-aged gay man. I worried about how my daughters would introduce me to their prospective boyfriends. Once again, I had magnified the negative and minimized the positives. Whitney and Krista had plenty of boyfriends, but not one ever made my sexual orientation an issue."It should be cautioned that No More Neckties is sexually explicit. Readers who look for more circumspect descriptions should look elsewhere; but those who appreciate candid surveys of sexual and emotional pathways will find the mix of physical and emotional connections satisfyingly straightforward.This frank approach isn't limited to graphic sexual encounters, but also is represented in psychological self-assessments which are equally hard-hitting: "I never intended to break my vow to their mother or to walk away from my children. Yet I have never second-guessed my decision to come out."No More Neckties's special perspective in following a family man's transition from a heterosexual marriage to accepting his feelings for men will gain it attention from any reader who has been (or knows somebody) 'in the closet' and who is interested in the process of coming out and growing into one's true identity.By reflecting on past, present, and future relationship possibilities, Dr. Olson injects positive reflections into his memoir that will serve as inspirations and road maps to others who are making (or have made) such transitions: "But all of us have evolved into much more complicated individuals than we anticipated. We have expanded our world to include a new definition of family."Libraries strong in memoirs about the gay experience and the process of making the leap to a different definition of family and connection will find No More Neckties unerringly frank and attractive to patrons.
March 4, 2022
April 26, 2022
Loren spoke at Wayne State College (Wayne NE). The event was open to the public — full event details are available on this event poster.
October 20, 2021
Dr. Loren Olson was a guest on Pink Media's #ILoveGay Today show. You can watch the full segment below:
April 26, 2020
Dr. Loren Olson spoke with Colleen O'Neil about Finally Out, living honestly, and the challenges of being a father during his divorce and developing a healthy relationship with his ex-wife and his children, all while maintaining a relationship with his partner, now of 33 years. This conversation is inspiring, timely, and especially helpful for men who are divorcing.
April 6, 2020
Read Dr. Loren Olson's take, featured in the New York Times and Associated Press, on the effects of Covid-19. Full article is available here.
Dr. Loren Olson's daughter, Dr. Whitney Carlson, was a guest on the Graying Rainbows podcast, where she spoke about what it was like when her father came out while she was a child. You can hear the full episode here.
June 9, 2018
May 20, 2018
Dr. Olson was a guest on Al Levin's podcast, The Depression Files. You can listen to the full interview below, or you can download the podcast here.
March 20, 2018
Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight was named a finalist in the LGBT category of the 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards! Read more >>
March 19, 2018
Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight was a winner in the LGBT category of the 30th annual Benjamin Franklin Awards! Read more >>
September 11, 2017
June 23, 2017
June 1, 2017
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
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 10, 2017
April 7, 2017
April 7, 2017
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
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 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.
September 10, 2011