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.

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project kicks off

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol flyer (front)Mapping 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.

We are developing small teams of people to work together on the various aspects: oral history, research, website development, etc. Contact us if you wish to get involved or want further information.

Audio editing training workshop

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OutStories Bristol have already collected many hours of valuable oral history interviews on LGBT+ lives. We are running an audio editing workshop on Saturday 5th December to train our volunteers to edit these recordings into bite-sized chunks.

Everyone welcome. No is experience is necessary – all training will be provided.   Details.

John Addington Symonds’ 175th birthday celebrated!

JASymonds_175thBirthday_IMG_0764_427x640About 25 people recently gathered at Clifton Hill House, Clifton, to celebrate the birthday of one of Victorian Britain’s greatest scholar-writers, John Addington Symonds.

Clifton Hill House was Symonds’ home for many years and his writings were a profound contribution to the early homosexual rights movement.

Bristol to host a national LGBT history festival in February 2016

NationalFestivalOfLGBTHistory_bannerBristol has been chosen as one of six UK cities to host a National Festival of LGBT History in February 2016. The festival will present a variety of speakers at Bristol’s M Shed museum, accompanied by films and theatre. 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.


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