Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas is a freelance writer based in Sydney.

Martin Thomas reviews 'The Exploding Frangipani: Lesbian writing from Australia and New Zealand' edited by Cathie Dunsford and Susan Hawthorne

February–March 1991, no. 128 01 February 1991
Martin Thomas reviews 'The Exploding Frangipani: Lesbian writing from Australia and New Zealand' edited by Cathie Dunsford and Susan Hawthorne
It is curious that in a culture where physical contact and affection is far more freely expressed among women than men that the lifestyles of lesbians are thoroughly submerged. The old bigotries are still prevalent, but it seems that the factors that have placed male homosexuality on the public agenda – gay liberation and more recently the AIDS crisis – have done little to enhance the profile ... (read more)