LGBT History Cornwall UK
Sprocket Trust Archive est.1995
"One Queer Gay Life"
Over 25yrs of Gay Equality Campaigning
This website is included in the National Community Archive. License has been granted for inclusion in the British Library UK Web Archive. The website has been made recommended reading by staff member to University students studying LGBT Queer Studies
NB: 2016 :This website in its entirety accepted & acknowledged by the UK Statutory Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
as CSA victim witness testimony submitted by Malcolm Lidbury against organisations & authorities primarily in Devon & Cornwall
(ie homophobic police & Intercom Trust) which collaborated in ignoring & covering up Child Sexual Abuse
(& further perpetuating homophobic abuse & hate crimes by authorities & organisations).
"When the highly respected LGBT historian Rictor Norton tweeted that gayhistorycornwall.com website was very interesting
...we categorically knew we were getting it right".
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By 2000 Lidbury following attempted suicide had withdrawn from LGBT campaigning, but he had met his new partner Rob M. The couple met at Pinkies, an LGBT Fri/Sat venue held at Sandridge hotel in Newquay, Cornwall.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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