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".
1994 - BATTLE FOR AN EQUAL AGE
1994: Lidbury organized in Redruth, the only gay rally in Cornwall on equalizing of the age of consent for homosexuals. The rally featured briefly, with references to Malcolm in the CH4 television documentary "Age of Dissent", produced by Will Parry, one of the young men who took Britain to European Courts over the age of consent, leading to the eventual equality of homosexual consent in the UK. SEE video.
Mch 94 Front Cover ICT Newsletter
1994 AGE OF DISSENT CH4: Channel four television documentary:
PART 2 of the CH4 documentary
18.50 secs in Devon & Cornwall police to arrest Will & Hugh
26.59 secs in Hugh speaking at Redruth rally organized by Lidbury via ICT newsletter
29.11 secs in Will in CH4 documentry:
Quote from documentary- “Look at that guy Malcolm, he has organised that whole group on his own. He runs that newsletter (ICT), he does it, he started that newsletter on his five, on like five quid a week from his dole money, who the f*ck are we to compare to him”?
Photo: Malcolm Lidbury, Will Parry & Hugh Greenhalagh
Lidbury also actively campaigned against the infamous homophobic clause 28 introduced by the Thatcher Conservative government against gay people.
Nov 94: Front Cover ICT LGBT newsletter
Dec 1994: There was a misperception that there was no LGBT life outside of London. There was, it was just mainly hidden or not acknowledged by authorities: 'Tatchell thinkalikes found in Truro'
Feb 95: Front Cover ICT LGBT newsletter
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