Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Henry Scott Tuke


British born Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929) was a member of a group of poets and writers who celebrated the beauty of male youth.

Portrait of a Boy by Tuke

In 1885, Tuke moved to the coast of Cornwall.

The Steering Lesson by Tuke

He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1900.

August Blue by Tuke


1 comment:

the Pink Pasty said...

Complaint to the Charities Commission regarding Intercom Trust, Devon

Dear Sir/Madam

I wish to express my grave concern regarding the operating practises of the Intercom Trust based in Devon.

This organisation claims to provide support to lgbt persons, however there is growing evidence that in this process they are in fact abusing, isolating and marginalising still further vulnerable & abused gay persons.

I am aware of Intercom Trust refusal to assist a previously homeless 15yr old gay youth who was being abused by the local authorities due to his sexuality. This is the youths OWN video from his own video channel.

I myself personally was refused assistance by the Intercom Trust when being violated & abused as a gay person by Devon & Cornwall police. A situation which led to my own attempted suicide and complaints of which still remain unresolved. The Intercom Trust point blank refuse to reply to any correspondence on complaint matters regarding their abuse & misconduct towards myself or other vulnerable gay persons they have abused. There were four known gay community gay male suicides in Cornwall in 2008.

This conduct by Intercom Trust in affect adds to the isolation, marginalisation and already experienced abuse of lgbt persons already violated & abused by institutional homophobic abuse & even human rights abuses.

Most recently this charity (Intercom Trust) which recieves government funding to participate in running a lgbt history project has started to re-write lgbt history in the southwest. In particular they have in the minutes of their meeting condemned respected works of great lgbt historic & cultural importance to people, particularily the Cornish people as being peadophillia.

This is felt by some not only to be a gross homophobic attack by Intercom Trust, but also racist in its attitude towards Cornish & gay history, art and culture.

This has a huge impact, affect & implication upon those respected organisations & individuals who own Art works of historic gay & cultural importance which have been condemned by Intercom Trust as paedophillia. This has to be an abuse of government funding & an abuse of power Intercom Trust's charitable status in that they control many lkgbt organisations in the southwest & are excluding, bullying & abusing any lgbt person who question their motives or victim of their abusive attacks upon others. Gay persons who do speak out like the gay youth Peter Midwood, find themselves bullied, violated, excluded & ostracised by the Intercom Trust & those groups & organisations they control.

I do not know how to proceed further as Intercom Trust simply refuse to reply to any correspondence on these matters.

Yours faithfully

Malcolm Lidbury