Glad-to-be-gay-badgeWelcome to the website of OutStories Bristol. We collect and preserve the social history and recollections of LGBT+ people living in or associated with Bristol, England.  Use this website to tell us your story. Visit our Facebook page.


Bristol’s LGBT History Festival is Almost Here!

NationalFestivalOfLGBTHistory_bannerBristol is one of six UK cities hosting a National Festival of LGBT History. Over the period 17th to 21st February the Festival will present a variety of events in Bristol. The main events are as follows:

The headline speakers include Stuart Milk, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Sarah Savage & Jacq Applebee.

For a full list of events and posts about our guest speakers at the Bristol Festival, click here.

And for a lovely flyer version of the programme, click here.

Help map LGBT+ Bristol

"Can you help us unlock" imageMapping LGBT+ Bristol is a collaboration between Bristol University, Bristol City Council and OutStories Bristol to create a permanent digital archive of the LGBT+ history of Bristol and the surrounding area.

Small teams of people are working together on the various aspects: oral history, research, website development, etc.

See our events to find out how you can get involved. Contact us if you want further information.

Exploring Gender Fluidity through Science Fiction and Fantasy

Exploring Gender Fluidity through Science Fiction and Fantasy - opening slideClick here to hear OutStories Bristol co-chair Cheryl Morgan’s lecture at Liverpool University on how Transgendered identities have been represented and evolved within science fiction writing and comics.


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*LGBT+ means lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender including all gender, sexual, and romantic minorities.