After Homosexual

The Legacies of Gay Liberation

Edited by: Mark Pendleton, Carolyn D'Cruz

Forty years have passed since the publication of Dennis Altman's crucial text, Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation, which captured the vibrant and violent explosions of the gay liberation movement. On this anniversary, Carolyn D'Cruz and Mark Pendleton have compiled here an impressive band of writers, activists, historians, and founders of the liberation movement. This anthology captures the voices of people who were at the forefront forty years ago, or who can comment on the emergence of one of the most successful movements of identity politics. The book includes chapters from founding activists of the Gay Liberation Front, from prominent historians, from people reflecting on personal connections within the social movements, and from contemporary literary figures and academics. It reproduces some of the key speeches, manifestos, and ephemera of the early movements. After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation also looks to the future of the gay liberation movement - the challenges, the different measures of success, and the opportunities for political and social transformation. [Subject: Sociology, Social History, Sexual Minority Studies, Human Rights]


280 pages

Publication Date: 2/21/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742583457