University of Nebraska Medical Center

Author talk with Loren Olson, MD

The McGoogan Health Sciences Library is hosting an author talk on October 7, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., with Loren A. Olson, MD, in support of his book No More Neckties: A Memoir in Essays. The presentation will be held on Zoom and requires registration.  

Dr. Olson will discuss life in Nebraska in the 1950-60s and how that delayed his coming to terms with his sexuality. He will discuss how family, religion, and culture continue to create a predicament for those who question their sexuality. 

Dr. Olson is the award-winning author of Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. A physician for over 50 years, he served as a flight surgeon in the US Navy and continues to practice psychiatry. A well-regarded essayist and popular speaker on mental health and LGBTQ issues, he has been interviewed on regional and national television, national and international radio, and in multiple print and online publications. Dr. Olson is the father of two daughters and a proud grandfather. A native of Wakefield, Nebraska, and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with Doug Mortimer, his husband and life partner of 35 years. 

Copies of Dr. Olson’s book will be available via a drawing. Entries can be made online.  

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