Dennis Altman, a Professorial Fellow in Human Security at LaTrobe University, is the author of thirteen books, since Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation was first published in 1972.
In 2006, The Bulletin listed Dennis Altman as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever, and he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008. He has been President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific [2001-5], a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society [2004-12] and the Board of Oxfam Australia [2006-10]. His most recent books are The End of the Homosexual?  and [with Jon Symons} Queer Wars , and [co-edited with Sean Scalmer]: How to Vote Progressive in Australia