2000 - Plymouth Pride Forum

 

By 2000 Lidbury following attempted suicide had withdrawn from LGBT campaigning, but he had met his new partner Rob M. The couple met at Pinkies, an LGBT Fri/Sat venue held at Sandridge hotel in Newquay, Cornwall.

http://www.hotellink.co.uk/docs/hotels/uk014772/ Now Closed!

 

NB: Pinkies LGBT nights ran until about 2003

 

Prudence de Villiers  ran 'In other Words', an LGBT friendly bookshop on Mutley Plain, Plymouth.  From the very begining of Lidbury starting campaigning on LGBT issues Pru had been an avid supporter in particular of the ICT newsletter run in Cornwall by Lidbury.

 

Lidbury was however invited by Pru to speak at the Plymouth Pride Forum.  Lidbury spoke on 'Police Homophobia'.  There seemed to be a world of difference between relatively positive & supportive policing in Plymouth towards LGBT persons & the widespread homophobic attitudes of police officers in Cornwall.

 

This was to be demonstrated again when Cornwall police ignored hate crimes directed at Lidbury.  

In 2015 Plymouth Diversity police officers DID record a hate incident committed by the Intercom Trust towards Lidbury  

 

Next go to -  Homophobic Police Vendetta

 

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