Finally out

letting go of living straight

286 pages

English language

Published Nov. 6, 2017

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"Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr. Olson, lived a large part of their lives as straight men--sometimes long after becoming aware of their same-sex attractions.Readers will come to understand:- That there is no universal model for coming out- Why many older LGBTQ men came out late, do not come out at all, or come out to varying degrees in different environments- How stigma has created mental health problems for isolated and closeted men who …

2 editions


  • Case studies
  • Middle-aged gay men
  • Biography
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)


  • United States