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.

An invite to our Mapping LGBT+ Bristol pre-launch party

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol logo with textMap and app private view - Wednesday 6th JulyCome to the pre-launch party for our new online map and mobile app of Bristol’s LGBT+ history.  Wednesday 6th July in Old Market. We’ll have the map displayed on a big screen and have tablets and devices pre-loaded so you can explore. Booking required.

Do you have photos, documents, objects or stories of relevance to Bristol’s LGBT+ past? Bring them along! We’ll love to digitise them, there and then.

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. Read their latest newsletter.

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.