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.
My Queer Quarantine
OutStories Bristol want to hear how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected Bristol’s LGBT+ communities. My Queer Quarantine will collect and record your stories.
Contribute however you wish: video, audio, prose, poetry, art. We will post as much as possible on this website for the rest of the community to see. Get sending now!
Recollections of Bristol nightclub ‘Just’
Jamie Jamal, the Bristol based lead singer of electronic pick n mix duo This Human Condition remembers Bristol nightclub ‘Just’ in a delightful and amusing podcast from Lost Spaces, a queer podcast about lost gay venues. He also talks about gay club music, growing up gay, coming out and ‘guncles’ (gay uncles). Click here for links to podcast.
OutStories receive grant from Voice and Influence Partnership
The LGBTQ+ Voice and Influence Panel have awarded OutStories Bristol a grant of £250 towards the gathering of oral history. The money will allow us to reimburse the travel costs and other direct expenses of the volunteers who interview and record the stories of local LGBT+ people. Thanks Vip!
Read about the Voice and Influence Partnership. You can become a member and participate in their events and consultations.
Rainbow Revolutions: new book documents LGBTQ+ history of the 20th century
Rainbow Revolutions is a new book for older children and teenagers that charts the rise of the LGBTQ+ rights movement during the 20th century and celebrates the individuals who stood up and demanded recognition.
It is written by University of Bristol anthropologist and OutStories Bristol trustee Jamie Lawson. Read more.
Wonderful documentary ‘Talking LGBT+ Bristol’
Bristol’s listings and features magazine Bristol24/7 and Tusko Films have produced a wonderful documentary Talking LGBT+ Bristol. This Heritage Lottery funded video shares the rich heritage of LGBT+ life in Bristol over the last century, with contributors coming from all backgrounds and ages from across the city. It prominently features some OutStories people.
Watch it now!
Explore our map of Bristol’s LGBT+ past
The map also now appears on Bristol City Council’s website Know Your Place which brings together multiple layers of Bristol’s diverse history.
Read about Bristol ….. quirky, diverse, historic.
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