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 (LGBT) people living in or associated with Bristol, England.  Use this website to tell us your story. Visit our Facebook page.

Bristol Pride needs crowd funding!

Bristol Pride costs thousands of pounds to put on (the toilets alone cost £2500!) and every year the organisers have to raise the all the money. Please support to make it happen in 2015!    Go to to donate.

Manchester celebrates LGBT history

In February Manchester hosted a LGBT history conference and this 16-minute LGBTv programme gives a flavour of the event.

OutStories Bristol – our next chapter

8380389-old-book-with-copy-space-and-inkstand-isolated-on-whiteOutStories Bristol is developing a new collaborative project with the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council. We are calling this project place.

Continuing the research we started for our Revealing Stories exhibition, this project aims to gather the LGBT story of the Bristol area and create a digital archive accessed via websites. We also plan to produce a mobile app for smartphones. Read about it here.

New project to celebrate England’s LGBT history

P1010176_341x336Academics at Leeds Beckett University are teaming up with Historic England, previously known as English Heritage, to investigate the places across England where LGBT communities and individuals lived, worked and socialised.

OutStories Bristol will be assisting and contributing information from this region. Read here.

Bristol raises trans flagTransFlag_raising2

November 20th  was Transgender Day of Remembrance and the Lord Mayor of Bristol raised the trans flag in front of City Hall – the first time Bristol City Council has held a public event aimed specifically at trans people. Read more here.

BLAGS grant gifts portraits to M Shed
Daryn Carter, Peggy Hancock and Dale Wakefield.  Portraits by Malcolm Ashman.

Photo: (c)Matt Seow

We are delighted to announce that Bristol Lesbian & Gay Switchboard have granted a £600 award for OutStories Bristol’s proposal to buy three portraits from Bath artist Malcolm Ashman for donation to Bristol’s M Shed museum. Click here for the story.




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