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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Hello Sailor! Gay life on the ocean wave

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Posted by Kristy_pj 19:49 Archived in Canada Tagged gay museum atlantic lesbian maritime halifax sailor

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