Imperial War Museum North exhibition - Military Pride

Manchester’s Imperial War Museum North is still on the look out for people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities who have served or who are serving in the Armed Forces to contact them about a new photographic display as soon as possible.

The small but powerful exhibition given the name ‘Military Pride’ will run from 12 July until 12 October 2008 and aims to reveal via portrait photography and personal testimony the experiences of LGBT people within the context of conflict, war and military service.

Organisers would love to hear from those who would like to share their experiences and be part of the final display.

To find out how you can get involved or for more information please contact Catherine Roberts on 0161 836 4062 or [email protected]

source: http://www.lgf.org.uk/news/570/75/
 
So when they say "Military Pride", they don't actually mean pride in the Military? They actually mean pride in batting for the other side while in the Military?

I'm sure the "photographic display" will be fascinating!
 
Manchester Imperial War Museum. Unless the place has been upgraded it is exciting and uplifting as a day trip to Halton Chemical Museum which cost a fiver. The other half wanted a look see at this exciting Chemical Museum.

Manchester a award winning building!!! Nothing inside but an award winning building. Has it been upgraded dp please say it is sooooooo!!!!

Now the Leeds Armoury is a different story.

http://www.royalarmouries.org/home
 

scouse

War Hero
thingy said:
Manchester’s Imperial War Museum North is still on the look out for people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities who have served or who are serving in the Armed Forces to contact them about a new photographic display as soon as possible.

The small but powerful exhibition given the name ‘Military Pride’ will run from 12 July until 12 October 2008 and aims to reveal via portrait photography and personal testimony the experiences of LGBT people within the context of conflict, war and military service.

Organisers would love to hear from those who would like to share their experiences and be part of the final display.

To find out how you can get involved or for more information please contact Catherine Roberts on 0161 836 4062 or [email protected]

source: http://www.lgf.org.uk/news/570/75/
" LGBT people" well thats a new one on me!! makes me dissapointed somewhat! as the Museum housed the most impressive collection of medals from one man that i have ever seen Group Capt Leonard Cheshre VC.OM. DSO. 2bars DFC.1bar and 6 campaign medals.I know by his biography what a compassionate man he was /but i wonder what he would have thought about the new "military pride? "(had my drip ) :crying:
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Gay and lesbian service personnel fought and died in conflicts; some were also decorated (for their valour, not for their sexuality).

This topic pops up now and again, and to be honest I'm tired of banging the drum; can people just not accept that gay/lesbian people are as much a part of society as everyone else (one in ten, I beleive) and, by that rationale, they are also serving alongside us in the Forces? Why should it bother anyone, least of all those of us who are actualy still serving? Are you worried in case you get 'converted' by a gay in the gulch? Have a good look back at some of those deployment photos and I'm pretty sure some of those activities - no matter how innocent they were at the time - look pretty gay to others (i.e. 'Crossing The Line', SODS Opera, Chanel Night, etc.). To be honest I've seen many naked matelots (and some naked Wrens!) and I'm pretty confident that the large majority would not even turn on a nymphomaniac, heterosexual female, who had been deprived of sex for ten years, let alone your average gay man.

Put your out-of-date latent homophobia to bed (pun intended) and start worrying about more important things in the world today... :roll:
 
It is a fact that many gay people have fought with pride for this country, no-one is doubting that fact, many have won awards and medals, been heroes in fact, but to me, and it is only my opinion, the media, or people with vested interests seem to pushing the gay thing to the front at every opportunity, we now have a society where if you were to say anything derogatory about a gay, you will be lifted, yet when Servicemen return home fron Iraq and Afghanistan and get abused, nothing is said and nobody is arrested. As for Military Pride, well It`s just like the hi jacking of the word Gay. You don`t have to agree with me, like i said It`s only my opinion.
 
higthepig said:
It is a fact that many gay people have fought with pride for this country, no-one is doubting that fact, many have won awards and medals, been heroes in fact, but to me, and it is only my opinion, the media, or people with vested interests seem to pushing the gay thing to the front at every opportunity, we now have a society where if you were to say anything derogatory about a gay, you will be lifted, yet when Servicemen return home fron Iraq and Afghanistan and get abused, nothing is said and nobody is arrested. As for Military Pride, well It`s just like the hi jacking of the word Gay. You don`t have to agree with me, like i said It`s only my opinion.

Hear hear.
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
Lamri said:
higthepig said:
It is a fact that many gay people have fought with pride for this country, no-one is doubting that fact, many have won awards and medals, been heroes in fact, but to me, and it is only my opinion, the media, or people with vested interests seem to pushing the gay thing to the front at every opportunity, we now have a society where if you were to say anything derogatory about a gay, you will be lifted, yet when Servicemen return home fron Iraq and Afghanistan and get abused, nothing is said and nobody is arrested. As for Military Pride, well It`s just like the hi jacking of the word Gay. You don`t have to agree with me, like i said It`s only my opinion.

Hear hear.

And again.

2BM
 

PINCH

War Hero
2badge_mango said:
Lamri said:
higthepig said:
It is a fact that many gay people have fought with pride for this country, no-one is doubting that fact, many have won awards and medals, been heroes in fact, but to me, and it is only my opinion, the media, or people with vested interests seem to pushing the gay thing to the front at every opportunity, we now have a society where if you were to say anything derogatory about a gay, you will be lifted, yet when Servicemen return home fron Iraq and Afghanistan and get abused, nothing is said and nobody is arrested. As for Military Pride, well It`s just like the hi jacking of the word Gay. You don`t have to agree with me, like i said It`s only my opinion.

Hear hear.

And again.

2BM

I third it, don't care if you are Black White Green, Bent straight, cross dressing, or a woman in comfortable shoes and bib and braise overalls. If you are a good ship mate, and care for others then fine. But FFS don't make out you are different other wise you will BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY, and that is NOT what you want or IS IT
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Okay, I see that point of view. However there are many Service-related organisations (RN Angling Association, RNRM Motorcycle Club, etc.) which service personnel join in order to have a sense of belonging, and also to keep in touch with likeminded people with a similar common interest. Having an LGBT organisation is no different; admittedly the joining criteria would not apply to many here in RR... :wink:

To be honest, I am a little concerned that there are some in RR - and elsewhere - who spend far too much time thinking and worrying about other people's (homo)sexuality... Freud would have a field day! :oops:
 
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