When Homosexual : Oppression & Liberation was first published in 1971, Martin Duberman, writing in the New York Times, hailed it as "the only work that bears comparison, in terms of sustained analysis and theoretical complexity, with the best to appear from Women's Liberation." Time magazine commented, "Among the whole of tumble of homosexuals who have 'come out of the closet', perhaps best among these accounts is this book by Dennis Altman."
Long out of print, Homosexual : Oppression & Liberation stands as early work in the gay liberation movement that recognizes the divisions within that movement as a form of healthy diversity. Altman draws on stories from the emergent movement and on the writings of James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg, Christopher Isherwood, Herbert Marcuse, and Kate Millett. His objective is to propose ways we can create a common communite out of our shared sexuality and experience of heterosexist society. In this fortieth anniversary edition, Altman reconsiders his groundbreaking book in light of the current gay rights debate, as he continues to challenge conventional notions of sexuality and gender.
Paperback, 277 Pages, Orig. Publ. 1971, This Ed, Publ. 2012