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Dennis Altman

Dennis Altman is a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in 1972. Since then Altman has written twelve books, exploring sexuality, politics and their inter-relationship in Australia, the United States and now globally. These include The Homosexualization of America; AIDS and the New Puritanism; Rehearsals for Change, a novel (The Comfort of Men) and memoirs (Defying Gravity). His book, Global Sex (Chicago U.P, 2001), has been translated into five languages, including Spanish, Turkish and Korean. His most recent books are The End of the Homosexual? [UQP 2013] and, with Jon Symons: Queer Wars [Polity 2016]
My Brush With Susan Sontag And Other Tales From The Gay Golden Age

My Brush With Susan Sontag And Other Tales From The Gay Golden Age

The years between the gay liberation movement at the beginning of the 1970s and the onset of AIDS a decade later are viewed in a certain strand of gay nostalgia as “the golden age”. It’s hardly surprising that those who lived through the period might see it this way; in retrospect all youth is golden. What is surprising is the extent to which men not then adult — perhaps not yet born — have accepted the idea and are slightly disappointed when I try to disillusion them.

Adam Kaplan Dances Cross-Country in Kinky Boots

Adam Kaplan Dances Cross-Country in Kinky Boots

“I can’t really believe that just three years ago I was watching this show on Broadway, and now here I am doing the national tour,” says rising musical comedy star Adam Kaplan of the journey he has traveled in the national tour of the Tony Award®-Winning Broadway...