Queer Seafarers in the Falklands
Polari-ing all the way to the Malvinas/Falklands Conflict.
Jo Stanley writes about the hidden queer history of the South Atlantic conflict that ended 30 years ago this month.
“The presence of queer, indeed high camp, seafarers on the troop carriers has been written out. It doesn’t fit the story of rufty-tufty Brits, including Marines and Paras sailing forth in the hyper-masculine style of imperial conquest.”