Some things change, some stay the same. Reflections on homosexual 40 years on

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Some things change, some stay the same. Reflections on homosexual 40 years on

Lecturer in GSD studies, Carolyn D'Cruz, talks to Dennis Altman about their Big FAT Idea - around the commemoration of a book that Dennis wrote over 40 years ago,  Homosexual Oppression and Liberation.

Published in 1971 in the United States and in 1972 in Australia, the book has given Dennis and Carolyn the chance to run a conference about it.  They are also producing an anthology around the book where a whole host of people are describing their first encounters of the book, some who were alive at the time, some who had never heard of Dennis, who are reading it now.

Carolyn and Dennis talk about significant changes since Dennis first wrote the book - gay liberation, HIV/AIDS, ACT UP movement, activism, same-sex marriage and increased open dialogue between homosexual men and women. 

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