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".
Male Nude Photography
created by gay artist Malcolm Lidbury
Lidbury’s former partner Andrew Smith (deceased) was the artist’s first muse. Other partners & male friends, both gay & some not so gay have contributed & aided Lidbury with his homocentric art through static photography over the years.
Much of the problem Lidbury has encountered has been built in protected homophobic attitudes & practices of Devon & Cornwall police. A chronic failure on the part of police to know what the law actually was/is regarding Art & nudity. Blissful ignorance or pious prejudice on the part of police & other authorities in Cornwall regarding the age of homosexual consent (affective Jan 2001) & even greater ignorance by police & others of the revised Sexual Offences Act 2003 (affective May 2004).
Most Devon & Cornwall police officers Lidbury has encountered even into the 21st Century still laboring under discriminatory illusion homosexuality was still criminalized & that LGBT persons because of their sexuality could still be victimized, bullied, threatened & intimidated by homophobic police with the blessing of various Chief Constables & other senior Devon & Cornwall officers
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