Howard and the Homos
Willett, G. (2010). Howard and the Homos. Social Movement Studies,9(2), 187-199. United Kingdom: Routledge. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/14742831003603323
This article sets out to explain how it was that during the period of the Howard government in Australia (1996–2007) gay and lesbian activists managed to make such progress around their equality agenda. It looks at the ways in which the government tried to stem the tide of gay, lesbian and transgender rights. It examines the contradictory ideological positions through which the government operated and the creative responses of gay and lesbian activists to the challenge presented by its intransigence.