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

 ‘Revealing Stories’ now at the Bristol Record Office

Revealing Stories exhibition, M Shed OutStories Bristol’s ‘Revealing Stories’ exhibition is now on display at the Bristol Record Office. As well as the vertical text panels from the original exhibition at Bristol’s M Shed in February/March last year, this display includes material from the Bristol City archives not previously shown including programmes from Bristol Pride festivals in the 1980s/90s and early documents relating to Bristol Gay Switchboard, Gay West and the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.
Read more here.

Sideways glances … at Rainbow Jews

Image from Rainbow JewsFrom time to time we’ll draw your attention to other groups recording LGBT history.

Rainbow Jews have an attractive and excellently designed website celebrating LGBT Jewish history and heritage in the UK. It includes audio recordings of Ed Teeger who grew up in an Orthodox family and Irit Shillor, a Rabbi of the Reform community.

LGBTQ history in Gloucestershire online exhibition

From the "Founders' and benefectors' book" of Tewkesbury Abbey, Bodleian Library (Oxford), via WikiCommonsGloucestershire Archives have published on online LGBTQ history exhibition.
Click here for links.

OutStories Bristol – the next chapter


Following our highly successful Revealing Stories exhibition at Bristol’s M Shed and libraries in Bath, Yate and Weston-super-Mare, we are planning our next major project. Read about it here.


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