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".
Not quite Tom of Finland, but still Finland
2014 Just before Christmas Lidbury was asked by Finish author J Ahtola for permission to use some of Lidbury's paintings as cover illustrations to some gay novels, to be published in Finland in 2015.
The only thing Lidbury knew about 'gay + Finland' were the art work of Touko Laaksonen or
'Tom of Finland' as he was more widely known. Touko Laaksonen considered a national hero for his gay illustrations, even appearing on sets of the nations stamps.
The irony of Lidbury's non-pornographic male nude paintings for which Devon & Cornwall police had homophobically attempted to prosecute Lidbury for, coming out as published illustrations in a set of books in Finland, home of possibly the worlds best known homoerotic artist -Tom of Finland was quite sweet.
The published books (in Finnish) available here.
Next go to - Statutory Goddard Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Testimony
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