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Dennis Patkin Altman (born 16 August 1943) is an Australian academic and pioneering gay rights activist.

Altman was a Fullbright scholar at Cornell University in the 1960s when he met and began working with leading gay activists in the United States. Returning to Australia in 1969, he taught politics at the University of Sydney, and in 1971, published his book Homosexual: oppression and liberation...considered an important intellectual contribution to the ideas that shaped gay liberation movements in the English-speaking world. Among his prophetic constructions were "the polymorphous whole" and his posing of the notion of "the end of the homosexual", in which the potential for both heterosexual and homosexual behaviour becomes a widespread cultural and psychological phenomenon. In 2005, he also published Gore Vidal's America, a study, as the title suggests, of Gore Vidal and his writings on history, politics, sex, and religion.

In 1985, Altman accepted an appointment at La Trobe University, where he later became professor of politics; he was appointed the Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University from January 2005. Altman has delivered speeches on the topic of sexual liberation, one of his most known and appreciated speeches, Human beings can be much more than they have allowed themselves to be, was delivered at the first Gay Liberation Group meeting at the University of Sydney on 19 January 1972.

In his preface to The city and the pillar, Gore Vidal writes that Altman brought the book back with him but it was seized at Sydney Airport and subsequently declared obscene by a judge who also observed that the law was "absurd", thus leading to its repeal some time later.

Altman is also an active member of organisations that are dedicated to creating a better life for homosexuals, serving on the Australian National Council on AIDS and other international organisations including the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific, of which (as of the 2005 Kobe ICAAP Congress) he is president. Although strongly identified with gay rights, Altman contributes to more widely based organisations. In October 2006 he was elected to the board of Oxfam Australia.

In 1997 Altman wrote an essay, "Global gaze/global gays", in which he proposes that there are cultural connections between homosexuals in different countries, and that there is a nascent global gay culture.

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Total Books: 35
The Executive Coloring Book
2017 - The Executive Coloring Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780735215573
ISBN-10: 073521557X
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment

Queer Wars
2016 - Queer Wars (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745698687
ISBN-10: 0745698689
Genres: Reference, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books, Politics & Social Sciences

The End of the Homosexual
The First Liberal A secular look at Jesus socio-political ideas and how they became the basis of modern Liberalism
51st State
2007 - 51st State [Scribe Short Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781920769987
ISBN-10: 1920769986

Gore Vidal's America
2005 - Gore VIdal's America [Polity celebrities series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745633626
ISBN-10: 0745633625
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Advertising And The Business Of Brands 21st Century Edition
2004 - Advertising and the Business of Brands 21st Century Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781887229180
ISBN-10: 1887229183
Genre: Business & Money

Global Sex
2002 - Global Sex (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226016054
ISBN-10: 0226016056
Genres: Nonfiction, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Advertising and The Business of Brands
2001 - Advertising and the Business of Brands (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781887229050
ISBN-10: 1887229051
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Power  Community
1994 - Power Community [Social Aspects of Aids Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748401932
ISBN-10: 0748401938
Genre: Medical Books

Power and Community Organizational and Cultural Responses to AIDS
1994 - Power and Community Organizational and Cultural Responses to Aids [Social Aspects of Aids] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780748401949
ISBN-10: 0748401946
Genre: Medical Books

Homosexual Oppression and Liberation
1993 - Homosexual Oppression and Liberation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852423421
ISBN-10: 1852423420

What you can do about Asthma
1991 - What You Can Do About Asthma [Dell Medical Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440206415
ISBN-10: 0440206413
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

A Politics of Poetry Reconstituting Social Democracy
1988 - A Politics of Poetry Reconstituting Social Democracy [Australia, strategies for renewal] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780949138262
ISBN-10: 0949138266
Genre: Nonfiction

AIDS in the Mind of America
1986 - Aids in the Mind of America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385195249
ISBN-10: 0385195249
Genres: Nonfiction, Medicine
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

The Homosexualization of America
1983 - The Homosexualization of America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807041437
ISBN-10: 0807041432
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction

Rehearsals for Change Politics and Culture in Australia
1980 - Rehearsals for Change Politics and Culture in Australia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006357162
ISBN-10: 0006357164
Genre: Nonfiction

AIDS And the New Puritanism
Aids and the New Puritanism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780745300122
ISBN-10: 074530012X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction

The comfort of men
The Comfort of Men (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780855614195
ISBN-10: 0855614196

Defying gravity A political life
Defying Gravity a Political Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781864482744
ISBN-10: 1864482745