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The end of the homosexual or the rebirth of gay liberation: Dennis Altman’s The End of the Homosexual?

Orginally published in Crikey 9 August 2013.  In 1971, academic and queer activist Dennis Altman wrote the bookHomosexual: Oppression and Liberation. Positioned between the riots at Stonewall in 1969 and the expansion of the gay liberation movement in the 70s and 80s, Homosexual was in many ways before its time. Altman managed to predict the key trends within … Continue reading

Book review – Role Models

Originally published in FUSE Online, 21 March 2012 (http://www.fusemagazine.com.au/index.php/regulars/op-ed/2217-role-models-by-john-waters)  When we think of role models we think of sports hero, rock stars and Hollywood hunks.  But, how about having a porn star as your role model? Or an alcoholic, verbally abusive owner of a local bar? Or, how about a member of the Manson family? … Continue reading

Review: Rule for Radicals

Originally published on the blog, Plan to Win, 13 February 2012 Simon Copland reviews Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, the classic text on community organising. This is another review in our series on recommended reading for campaigners, community organisers, and other activists. What books have you learnt from, been challenged by, and found inspiring? What books have informed … Continue reading