Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Malcolm Lidbury (1959-..)

Dear friends,
These images come from the Catamite Gay Asian Collections which as we all know are no longer available.
Malcolm Lidbury (aka Pink Pasty)
was born in Barnet Middlesex in 1959, the younger of two sons. He moved to Cornwall in 1977, worked as a herdsman, antique restorer and for one of the last tin mines in Cornwall. He served six months in prison in 1988. He has been married once and divorced.
1989 he came ‘out’ as a gay man. He was founder, publisher, & editor of the ‘Independent Cornish Triangle’, a local LGBT newsletter with over 1,000 subscribers in Cornwall.
In 2007, an Independent Police Complaints Commission complaint enquiry made Twenty-Two recommendations of improvement of service to Devon & Cornwall Constabulary following complaints by Lidbury and a protracted period of conflict with Cornwall police.
For a decade Malcolm Lidbury was a driving force for gay equality and HIV issues in Cornwall and the south west. Then about two years ago he virtually disappeared from gay life. The death of his partner, a suicide attempt and a victim of discrimination all being contributory factors, but now according to his fans he's back on the up.


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