The Coming Out Lounge
About This Show
Inspired by his own journey “out of the closet,” expert Coming Out Coach, blogger, author, and motivational speaker, Rick Clemons invites you to pull up a seat, kick back, and just be yourself in the Coming Out Lounge – a hip safe space to be you and to live your truth! Whether you’re stressed with the conflict of “married to a heterosexual but I’m gay,” struggling to find answers in a world of “I’m gay now what?” or trying to re-define your “out life” as a “been there done that homosexual,” Rick’s wit, warm embrace, and thought-provoking insights provide a energetic springboard for stepping into your powerful purpose filled life! Unencumbered by “should be’s,” heart-centered in approach, and not one to follow the pack, Rick shares his undying passion for helping people navigate their way, in their way, “out of the closet” – free from guilt and shame…overflowing with self-love and self acceptance! The Coming Out Lounge serves up tools, tips, advice, and resources from Rick and.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 159: Finally, Out After All These Years – Loren A. Olson, M.D.
1 day ago
Two questions that always haunt those of us who come out of the closet later in life are, “How did you not know you were gay?” and “Wasn’t your marriage just sham to protect yourself at your spouse’s expense?” For years and years those questions haunted me and I thought I was the only one being asked those questions. Then I realized how many other men and women had tried to do what we thought was right, living our lives for others expectations. I then knew I wasn’t alone. As did today’s guest.
Loren Olson brings not only his personal story, but his view of coming out from a board-certified psychiatrist perspective to us today to provide insights into the psychology of it all along with a beautiful trip through gay history. Loren’s book Finally Out – Letting go of being straight, is an artfully molded story where science, human sexuality, and personal truth meet to inspire anyone who’s finding their path to their truth.
* He was going into a world where HIV was a big risk
* Loren battled with societal perceptions and what it really meant to be gay
* Being gay began to look like a way meaningful way of expressing love
* Coming out is one of life’s most powerful spiritual experiences!
* How could Loren not know he was gay?
Connect with Loren A. Olson, M.D.
LOREN A. OLSON, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist in practice for more than forty years. A nationally recognized expert on mature gay men, he has spoken to groups across the country and appeared on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, in addition to giving numerous national, local, and regional television, radio, and print interviews. He is a regular blogger for HuffingtonPost.com and Psychology Today. Dr. Olson lives in Iowa with his partner of thirty years, Doug, who became his husband in 2009 after the Iowa Supreme Court sanctioned same-sex marriage. He was previously married to his wife, Lynn, and is the proud father of two daughters and a grandfather of six.
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