Hello Sailor! Canada: Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered Seafarers: An Oral History Project for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic


  • Emily Burton
  • Bob Harding


Sexuality, Homosexuality, Homosexuals, GLBTI, Gay, Lesbian, Sailor, Sailors, Sailing, Navy, Seafairers, Oral History


A review examines the literatures pertaining to the experiences of gay seafarers in the Canadian historical context.  The remainder of the Exhibit Report "Hello Sailor! The Canadian Edition" interviewed gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgendered/transsexual (GLBT) people about their seafaring experiences. The chronological framework for the Canadian research has been the period from the 1950s to the present.



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