Gays on the Titanic

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    Mar 15, 2012 8:28 AM GMT
    Been doing research about the RMS Titanic and have discovered at least a dozen gay and lesbians aboard this ship. How interested would you be in this?
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    Mar 15, 2012 11:10 AM GMT
    yankinbc saidBeen doing research about the RMS Titanic and have discovered at least a dozen gay and lesbians aboard this ship. How interested would you be in this?


    Sounds interesting.
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    Mar 15, 2012 11:20 AM GMT
    yankinbc saidBeen doing research about the RMS Titanic and have discovered at least a dozen gay and lesbians aboard this ship. How interested would you be in this?


    Unless there are nude photos or video.... meh... probably not that interested. Shallow, I know. icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 15, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    With respect, why is it so surprising, they probably formed the line up for the cabaret if it's anything like modern cruise ships!! ;) No more a point of interest than anyone other person on board bud, who they slept with is irrelevant unless it was the guy who was meant to be on the look out that night! ;)
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    Mar 15, 2012 11:43 AM GMT
    Maybe there is a "gay storyline" we haven't heard about previously....
    considering it was 1912, I can understand.......
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    Mar 15, 2012 11:59 AM GMT
    I'd be surprised if there weren't gays and lesbians on board. I guess it's vaguely interesting if they identified as such given that it was 1912 but any further interest would depend very much on their back story - which applies equally to everyone else on board.

    Plus, and I almost hate to say this... I'm a little over marking the anniversary already! It was a diasater yet there are major concerts in Belfast to 'celebrate' 100 years, a new museum, and a major new TV series by Julian Fellowes (who created 'Downton Abbey') - this is part-funded from the US so I'm sure it will also be showing on PBS or something soon.
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    Mar 15, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    yankinbc saidBeen doing research about the RMS Titanic and have discovered at least a dozen gay and lesbians aboard this ship. How interested would you be in this?


    Of course we are everywhere, but tell us more about how you know specific people on the ship were gay.
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    Mar 15, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    Hard2hold said
    yankinbc saidBeen doing research about the RMS Titanic and have discovered at least a dozen gay and lesbians aboard this ship. How interested would you be in this?

    Of course we are everywhere, but tell us more about how you know specific people on the ship were gay.

    Yeah, I wanted to ask that myself. I didn't know Gertrude Stein was onboard.
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    Mar 15, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    FitSportsman saidI'd be surprised if there weren't gays and lesbians on board. I guess it's vaguely interesting if they identified as such given that it was 1912 but any further interest would depend very much on their back story - which applies equally to everyone else on board.

    Plus, and I almost hate to say this... I'm a little over marking the anniversary already! It was a diasater yet there are major concerts in Belfast to 'celebrate' 100 years, a new museum, and a major new TV series by Julian Fellowes (who created 'Downton Abbey') - this is part-funded from the US so I'm sure it will also be showing on PBS or something soon.


    Funny you should mention...
    Titanic the Ship, 100 Years Later, Becomes a Bandwagon - New York Times

    Places from Seattle to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., are piling on with reenactments and other nonsense. Anything to make a buck.
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    Mar 15, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    I have an incredible fascination with the ship. I've got books and documentaries and even a model ship. I think the story of human arrogance and just how bad things can go wrong is very interesting.
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    it is interesting, yeah, because some people never really considered the idea that there was members of the lgbt community onboard the ship, taken in
    the fact of the time period then. it would be interesting to hear about their back-story and such.
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    When I saw this thread all I could think of a sad ending... which makes me wanna cry, It should be made into Hollywood...and be directed by Ang Lee.
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    hou2jax saidI have an incredible fascination with the ship. I've got books and documentaries and even a model ship


    Me too....
    my birthday is April 15th... I was born at approx. 125am, 50 years to the day (I'll be 50...), to the hour, and even down to the minutes, as the ship went down (1140pm, to 220am)...
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    har19 saidWhen I saw this thread all I could think of a sad ending... which makes me wanna cry, It should be made into Hollywood...and be directed by Ang Lee.

    Underwater exploration has proven that the Titanic broke in 2: Brokeback Liner?
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    Well there was food service, etc so that would explain gay men. And those coal fired boilers didnt fill themselves which would explain lesbians.
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidWell there was food service, etc so that would explain gay men. And those coal fired boilers didnt fill themselves which would explain lesbians.
    Now THATS funny!
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    Oddly enough I am interested in the history passenger ships and have learned a lot about the subject, but the Titanic has never held any particular fascination for me. Despite all the superlatives that are thrown around, she was not a ground-breaking vessel in terms of technology or decor, and -- had she not sunk -- you would most likely have never heard of her.

    To me the Normandie for her design and interiors; the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth for their contributions to the war and long, very successful careers; and the United States for her technology and speed hold more interest.
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    afl35 saidWith respect, why is it so surprising, they probably formed the line up for the cabaret if it's anything like modern cruise ships!! ;) No more a point of interest than anyone other person on board bud, who they slept with is irrelevant unless it was the guy who was meant to be on the look out that night! ;)


    ^yawnaroo
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    But, if you are interested here are is an article with some new composite pictures of the debris field as researchers continue to study the wreck in hopes of determining how the disaster unfolded.
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    Mar 15, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidWell there was food service, etc so that would explain gay men. And those coal fired boilers didnt fill themselves which would explain lesbians.



    Hahahahahahaha

    Anyhow I would have been surprised if they weren't actually any on board.

    Homosexuality has long existed... One would think that Rose's ex fiance probably dogged it with his bodyguard.... Oh wait that's fiction!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 15, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidWell there was food service, etc so that would explain gay men. And those coal fired boilers didnt fill themselves which would explain lesbians.

    Well modern gays are heavily represented in hospitality & food services, and specifically cruise ships, so I wouldn't be surprised if that same demographic applied to the Titanic in 1912.

    BTW, sorry to see that lunatic has returned to copy your screen name to post those demented videos of his in this thread. He's got his own thread that also uses your screen name look-alike.

    EDIT: It's gone already - good.
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    Mar 15, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
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    Dallasfan824 saidWell there was food service, etc so that would explain gay men. And those coal fired boilers didnt fill themselves which would explain lesbians.

    Well modern gays are heavily represented in hospitality & food services, and specifically cruise ships, so I wouldn't be surprised if that same demographic applied to the Titanic in 1912.

    BTW, sorry to see that lunatic has return to copy your screen name to post those demented videos in this thread. He's got his own thread that also uses your screen name look-alike.


    I Lolled when I saw it. I wish it was at least upping my post count. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dallasfan824 saidI Lolled when I saw it. I wish it was at least upping my post count. icon_biggrin.gif

    Don't sweat the post count. I'm over 21,000 and I haven't even gotten a toaster for it yet. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 15, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Dallasfan824 saidWell there was food service, etc so that would explain gay men. And those coal fired boilers didnt fill themselves which would explain lesbians.

    Well modern gays are heavily represented in hospitality & food services, and specifically cruise ships, so I wouldn't be surprised if that same demographic applied to the Titanic in 1912.

    BTW, sorry to see that lunatic has returned to copy your screen name to post those demented videos of his in this thread. He's got his own thread that also uses your screen name look-alike.

    EDIT: It's gone already - good.


    The vast majority of cruise ship crews are from developing countries, and I would be curious to know if there is any correlation like that as there are with North Americans. The only North Americans I encountered were in outsourced jobs like the entertainment (well, yeah!), retail (well, yeah!) and fitness (well, yeah!) roles. The housekeeping and restaurant staff are generally not North Americans, and I have yet to have my gaydar go off. They are more likely to tell you about their wife and kids back home.

    But at the time this took place, that wasn't true. A British ship would have a British crew (what a novelty!) and I would guess we'd be well-represented among the hotel staff. There were, however, no professional cabaret shows such as are offered today. The only live entertainment was the orchestra, and that only in First Class.
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    Mar 15, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    Dallasfan824 saidWell there was food service, etc so that would explain gay men. And those coal fired boilers didnt fill themselves which would explain lesbians.

    Well modern gays are heavily represented in hospitality & food services, and specifically cruise ships, so I wouldn't be surprised if that same demographic applied to the Titanic in 1912.

    BTW, sorry to see that lunatic has returned to copy your screen name to post those demented videos of his in this thread. He's got his own thread that also uses your screen name look-alike.

    EDIT: It's gone already - good.


    . The only live entertainment was the orchestra, and that only in First Class.


    Even then gays were too fabulous to go in steerage.