Welcome 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.
A trans and intersex Bristol Councillor
Rosalind Mitchell caused a sensation when she transitioned from male to female while an elected councillor in 1997. Read more about her here.
Another outing for ‘Revealing Stories’
2nd to 29th October.
OutStories launches map and mobile app
Our new online map and mobile app exploring Bristol’s LGBT+ past is now online. The map uses pictures, oral history recordings, archival documents and personal stories to bring our hidden histories to light.
The map also now appears on Bristol City Council’s website Know Your Place which brings together multiple layers of Bristol’s diverse history.
Wiltshire and Swindon LGBT history
The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre (the records office for Wiltshire County and Swindon Borough) now have an LGBT history webpage: wshc.eu/lgbt-history.html. The Know Your Place map will soon be extended to their area and, because data is shared, the OutStories map can expand to include Swindon, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury.
Pride of Place
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.