Don  Clark

Don Clark

Don Clark, PhD, was the first openly gay psychologist in the American Psychological Association. A practicing psychologist and teacher for many years, Don worried, at one point in his career, that he would lose his license to practice based on the idea that homosexuality called the moral turpitude of the practitioner into question. But he decided that the best defense was a good offense. So, he wrote the book, “Loving Someone Gay,” and began to speak openly about gay and lesbian issues. Don’s own coming out process included divorcing his wife of several years and he faced several other challenges, including the loss of several close alliances to the ravages of AIDS. But he continued his career and has recently retired from the practice of psychotherapy, though he continues to write, having recently also written his memoir entitled “Someone Gay.”