Coming out is a difficult experience for anyone who has to do it, but it can be especially challenging for those who have been in the closet for decades. Many LGBTQ individuals feel pressure to adhere to established gender roles and experience difficulty letting go of a familiar lifestyle, especially when they've kept their sexual identity secret for so long. This hour we talk with two authors who have written about living in the closet and coming out later in life.
- Karen McClintock, psychologist and author, My Father’s Closet
- Dr. Loren A. Olson, psychiatrist and author, Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight
Karen McClintock will be at the Bexley Public Library on May 10th at 7 pm for a reading and book signing.