Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Queer Seas talk, Liverpool on Feb 11.
LGBTQI+ lives in the Merchant and Royal Navy.That's the title of a talk I am giving on Saturday 11 February 2017: 2.30–3.15pm.
It's in Liverpool at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/events/displayevent.aspx?EventId=32661
What's it about?
Camp men on 20th century passenger ships found seafaring queer heaven. Some even transitioned. But Royal Navy men faced the noose in the past. Many women and men were dismissed and their careers ruined until as late as 2000. Find out the contrasting LGBTQI+ history of the two navies.
Are there pictures?
You bet. Scores.
What does it cost?
It's free. No booking necessary.
Is the related Hello Sailor! Gay Life on the Ocean Wave exhibition still on at the Museum?
Yes, you can see it before or after the talk. It's displayed at the far end on the first floor. Museum is open till 5pm.