Author Reading: Dr. Loren A. Olson
Dr. Loren A. Olson was born in Nebraska in 1943, and as former Nebraska senator Bob Kerry said, “Do you think anyone in his right mind would choose to be gay in Nebraska?” He struggled to be straight but eventually lost that fight when he was forty years old, when he left his wife and kids to declare somewhat quietly at first that he is gay.
People frequently ask him 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 vigorously answers both questions with 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.
Time: 5:30 pm
This House of Books
224 N Broadway
Billings, MT 59101