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Nautilus member raises visibility for LGBT+ seafarers during Pride Month

6 June 2024

Maritime is being invited to celebrate Pride Month in June at an event organised by Nautilus member Gustavo Abdiel Aguilar-Miranda, aimed at raising support for LGBT+ visibility within the sector.

The Pride and Maritime: Celebrating Diversity and Seafarers hybrid event on Friday 21 June 2024 will be held face to face at Newcastle University from 15:00 to 19:00hrs in the Armstrong Building, in rooms G.09, KLLT and 1.06, with the option to join virtually as well.

The event will also launch a new maritime space to be known as the Queer in Maritime Cluster and host an art exhibition.

The full agenda is:

  • 15:00 - 16:00hrs – discussion of the impact of I Exist Too 2023 on LGBT+ visibility in the maritime sector. (Room G.09, Armstrong Building)
  • 16:00 - 16:30hrs –inauguration of the new maritime space Queer in Maritime Cluster (Room G.09, Armstrong Building)
  • 17:00hrs – INVISIBLES Art Exhibition. (Room 1.06, Armstrong Building)

Registration is now open for the event.

Mr Aguilar-Miranda is the founder of the I Exist Too Charity and was recently honoured for his efforts at improving diversity and inclusion in maritime, receiving the award for Best New Initiative at an EU conference on the wellbeing of seafarers held in Brussels in March 2024.

Pride Month is traditionally celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in 1969 in New York, a pivotal moment in LGBT+ history that is widely considered the catalyst for the modern LGBT+ rights movement.


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