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.

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.


Black History Month

October is Black History Month and we are featuring Bayard Rustin (1912–1987), a USA leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, non-violence and gay rights.

Sideways glances at ….
rukus! logoPeriodically we look at other LGBT history websites. rukus! is an archive celebrating the Black LGBT community in Britain. Their website features numerous video and audio interviews, though sadly the site is not being updated.

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.


Read about Bristol ….. quirky, diverse, educated, historic.

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