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.

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.

Pride of Place

Historic England's 'Pride of Place' image Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage) have teamed up with Leeds Beckett University and community groups nationwide to record and celebrate the places lived, loved, worked and played in by LGBT+ people over the centuries.

See the Pride of Place map.

Contributors sought for BBC film on pre-1967 gay life

Harry Pick, a BBC documentaries producer, has approached OutStories Bristol seeking gay men who have memories of gay life before 1967. Details here.


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