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Dennis Altman

“Reading is an essential window into the world and the perceptions of people unlike us.”
Dennis Altman is the son of Jewish refugees, and a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in 1972.  Recent books include Queer Wars [co-authored with Jonathan Symons], Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist, God Save the Queen: the strange persistence of monarchies and Death in the Sauna.
Altman is a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at LaTrobe University in Melbourne. He was President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (2001-5) and has been a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS SocietyHe was listed by The Bulletin as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008. He is Patron of the Australian Queer Archives and the Pride Foundation.

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