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 Festival 2015

Bristol Pride 2015 programme imageThe full programme for all the events in Pride Week is available online  – click on the image. Or pick up a printed version from many venues across Bristol and further afield including Watershed, Colston Hall and LGBT venues.

Don’t forget to get your Supporter Wristbands! Just £5 for the day, £6 for limited edition fabric wristbands. £15 includes the afterparty, discounts onsite including money off at bars and food stalls, being able to bring alcohol onsite (restrictions apply) and priority re-entry when we hit capacity. Available via Bristol Ticket Shop.

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.

Roz Kaveney imageRoz Kaveney to talk in Bristol

Writer, critic, poet and trans activist Roz Kaveney will be talking about her latest novel Tiny Pieces of Skull at Bristol’s Hydra Books on 7th July. More info.

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 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.


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