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 to host a national LGBT history festival in February 2016

NationalFestivalOfLGBTHistory_bannerBristol has been chosen as one of five UK cities to host a National Festival of LGBT History in February 2016. The festival will present two days of events at Bristol’s M Shed museum and the Arnolfini art gallery: talks, lectures and arts events. Read more here.

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.

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.


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 Mapping LGBT+ Bristol.

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.


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