Here’s a link to my website: http://www.lorenaolson.com There is an excerpt there if you like.

You lost your father rather young, at least from my perspective at 77. I am happy to know he found someone in his life, and it saddens me that he wasn’t comfortable sharing that with you.

I did complete the article I mentioned and it’s submitted by a publication now. The publication is Prism and Pen; you might want to follow them. They have just launched it, and they are a bit slowing it getting some things up, so, I don’t know if they will accept it or when it might be published. It’s called “how could i not now I am gay”

I focused a little on my personal history and then some on the sociocultural aspects of my life that I wasn’t aware of when I was growing up but that undoubtedly had a significant effect on me.

One of my favorite sayings about coming out is we magnify the negative and minimize the positive. In other words we always imagine the worse possible outcomes and can imagine the peace you’ve talked about. How do you convey what that’s like to someone who doesn’t have it?

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Gay father; Psychiatrist; Award-winning author FINALLY OUT. Chapter excerpt here: http://bit.ly/2EyhXTY Top writer on Medium. Not medical advice.

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