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Queer Heritage Initiative of New Brunswick / Initiative du patrimoine Queer du Nouveau-Brunswick

Doiron, Diane

  • Person
  • 1965-Present

Diane Doiron was raised in Pointe Sapin, New Brunswick. At the age of 20, she enrolled in the Navy in February 1985. After her basic training she was sent to Canadian Forces Station Selbourne in Nova Scotia where she was involved with the US Navy and tracked Soviet submarines. During her time at CFS Shelbourne, Doiron was interrogated multiple times about her sexuality. She was dismissed from the Navy on December 23rd, 1987 on the biases of her sexuality after her one month stay in a psychiatric ward at CFB Halifax. On November 28th, 2017, Doiron along with other purge survivors attended the apology by the Prime Minister of Canada at the House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario.