Dennis Altman: The End of the Homosexual?
Thursday, 12 Sep 2013, 12:45pm - 01:15pm
Homosexuality has become a faultline for debates about western influence and human rights. In his new book The End of the Homosexual? – part memoir, part politics – Dennis Altman connects what has happened within the changing queer world over the past 40 years to larger social, political and cultural trends.
In today’s Lunchbox/Soapbox, Altman reflects on decades of cultural and political change, both local and global, and considers the future of sexuality: is this the end of the homosexual that gay liberationists predicted 40 years ago?
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good rant. Every Thursday, the Wheeler Centre hosts an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, where writers and thinkers can have their say on the topics that won’t let them sleep at night.
Featuring some of our most compelling voices across just about every sector of human endeavour you can imagine, the themes dominating Lunchbox/Soapbox are proudly idiosyncratic. BYO lunch. Ideas provided.
Dennis Altman has written 15 books since his groundbreaking Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation. The Bulletin listed him as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever. He is Patron of the Australian Queer Archives and Pride Foundation Australia.
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