Partner Laud Humphreys

Brian Miller received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. He had a private psychotherapy practice in West Hollywood and wrote a regular mental health column for the Los Angeles magazine, Edge. His Ph.D. dissertation was a longitudinal study of the identity development of gay husbands and fathers, and he published widely on the subject.

In 1980 and began living with Laud Humphreys.[3]  Humphreys and Miller co-authored articles about gay subcultures and victims of violent homophobia.[3]

Brian James Miller was born on October 24, 1950 in Wingham, Canada. He received his BA and MA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario in 1974 and 1975, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Alberta in 1983, with his dissertation titled "Identity Conflict and Resolution: A Social-Psychological Model f Identity Formation." In the late-1970s, Miller was licensed in California as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC) and worked in private psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles and West Hollywood for most of his career. He published articles and lectured on such topics as gay men in heterosexual marriages, gay fathers, sex and gender, gay victimization and homicide, and lesbian women in heterosexual marriages. He also worked as an adjunct assistant professor for California State University, Northridge. In the 1980s and 1990s, Miller was best known for writing the mental health advice column "Out for Good," published in Edge Magazine for over ten years. Miller died on April 5, 2006.


  1. Gay and Lesbian Parents edited by Frederick W. Bozett
  2. Finding Aid to the Brian James Miller Papers, 1956-2006 Coll2014.010