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".
created by gay artist Malcolm Lidbury
Following the ban by Cornwall Pride committee & Neil Hawke chairperson of sculptures of Malcolm Lidbury's from display at the Cornish LGBT pride event . A concerted hate campaign against the artist Lidbury for whistleblowing & raising questions about the arrest of the Cornwall Pride treasurer & sponsor for £1 million tax fraud followed. Lidbury was a client of the accountant/pride treasurer. Lidbury was one of the thousands of business victims of the later exposed between £2-10 million pound tax fraud carried out by the Accountant/Cornwall pride treasurer Simon Pearce.
It had been repeatedly denied to Lidbury that the owner of Barqdos in Truro was a business partner of the convicted tax fraudster Pearce .
However a check with companies house revealed that Christian Diamant was in busines with Simon Pearce, http://www.checkcompany.co.uk/company/08250067/Q-DOS-ENTERTAINMENTS--%28UK%29-L , Pearce who was later convicted of the biggest tax fraud in Cornwall's history & were registered as part of Barqdos entertainments.
Neil Hawke, Chairperson of Cornwall Pride in 2011, who had banned Lidbury & his art form display as a gay artist at Cornwall Pride, was also a business partner with Christain Diamant in aquiring the Swallow Inn pub, in Plymouth.
It was well known that the former accountant/Cornwall Pride treasurer Simon Pearce had spent vast amounts of money over his business partners bar at BarQdos, Truro http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Childhood-idol-S-Club-7-visits-city-club/story-11519038-detail/story.html owned by his partner in BarQdos entertainments. http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-pub-set-return-gay-roots/story-24555577-detail/story.html
Lidbury returned to creating Papier-mâché sculptures, a selection of which (all of which are banned from display at Cornwall Pride) may be found here :-
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