It’s the last day of Fleet Week in New York City and these visuals tend to skew toward male camaraderie that months at sea must induce. There’s a book called Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Homosexuality at Sea, from 1945 to 1985 British merchant ships were ‘gay heavens.’ Passenger, cargo and Royal Fleet ships were the main workplace where men could be out (and camp). Who knew? The visual history here runs the a specific gamut from vintage pics to Bruce Weber to Tom of Finland. Happy Memorial Day weekend, seamen or not!
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