Hello Sailor! Gay life on the ocean wave
10.09.2011 - 10.09.2011 22 °C
I love museums and Halifax has some great ones! On our last trip, we visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Pier 21. I had heard about the new exhibit at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and was so excited to see it would be on while I was there!
Called Hello Sailor! Gay life on the ocean wave, it's a look at the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex sailors traveling across the seas.
Some of the exhibit is from the experiences of UK sailors and the other half tells the story of Canadians. I was impressed to see the range of topics covered from the best outfits of drag queens to the problems of homophobia and transphobia. A lot of the content was based on people's first hand experiences and you could listen to them tell their story on video or recording.
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is one of my favourite museums. You can learn about the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion among other things, so Hello Sailor! is a great addition. It runs until November 19th, so check it out if you can!