Tuesday 25 November 2008

Queer seas in North East

The Hello Sailor! exhibition is travelling to the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, UK. It will be on display there from January 29 until April19 2009. Staff are keen to augment the exhibition with stories and objects about North East gay seafarers and their uses of North East ports.

So please feel free to get in touch with them if you think you might be able to help. Contact: Christine Hutchinson, 0191 277 2261 or christine.hutchinson@twmuseums.org.uk

Thursday 20 November 2008


~ If you want to learn more about LGBT seafarers, then hear/read their words and see their photos at the new Sailing Proud Archive in Merseyside Maritime Museum Library and Archives: 0151 478 4424.

Coming soon: our first interview with a lesbian woman in the Royal Navy. Jacqui De La Maziere fought her unfair dismissal dismissal case for 16 years, along with 80 others. They were defeated this summer at the European Court. Hear about the impact on her life.

~ Join in our Sailing Proud seminars on Feb. 10 2009 at MMM and in April at Lancaster University, tba. Or come to our conference, Queered Seas, on Nov 12-14 2009. Contact Ellie Moffatt on 0151 478 4508. ellie.moffatt@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.