Dennis Altman, a Professorial Fellow in Human Security at LaTrobe University, is the author of 12 influential books, including AIDS and the New Puritanism, Global Sex and Gore Vidal’s America. This year, UQP republished his first book, Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation,to mark its 40th anniversary. In 2006 The Bulletin listed Dennis Altman as one of the 100 most influential Australians and he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008. The End of the Homosexual? sums upchanges in our understandings and perceptions of homosexuality over 40 years, both locally and globally.