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.


Rainbow-coloured band and two compass pointersLGBT+ history walk in Bath

Come on a guided walk and find out about some of the buildings and places in Bath associated with LGBT+ people over the last century. The walk is a little over a mile in length through the centre of the city and lasts about one and a half hours. Sunday 25th February. Details here ….

Stuart Milk speaking in Bristol

Stuart Milk, nephew of the iconic civil rights leader Harvey Milk, is to deliver his talk Global LGBT+ Rights and the Power of Your Story in Bristol on Thursday 22nd February. Stuart is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co-founder and Executive Chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

Stuart is speaking at the University of Bristol Students Union on Queens Road, Bristol,  6pm to 7pm. Free entry and everyone welcome but booking required. More details here ….

Audio from AGM Talk Available

If you missed our AGM, and the amazing talk on the life by EP Warren by Dr. Jen Grove, you can now listen to an audio recording and download the slides. For all of the links, click here.

OutStories launches map and mobile app

'Mapping LGBT+ Bristol' logo superimposed on a old street map of central Bristol Our online map and mobile app exploring Bristol’s LGBT+ past is online. The map uses pictures, oral history recordings, archival documents and personal stories to bring our hidden histories to light.

Go to the map now!
And get the app. Search “Mapping LGBT+ Bristol” on Google Play (Android) or the Apple App store (iTunes).

The map also now appears on Bristol City Council’s website Know Your Place which brings together multiple layers of Bristol’s diverse history.

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.


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