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.
Voices and Visibility at Aerospace Bristol
This free event is brought to you by The Diversity Trust and Aerospace Bristol and includes exciting speakers, OutStories Bristol’s Revealing Stories Exhibition, and Drag Queen Story Time.
See full information and book your free tickets on Eventbrite.
‘Freedom to be Yourself’ at M Shed
Join a celebration of community, call to action and 25 years of Freedom Youth. This special day of activities will discuss human rights, intersectionality, and history and heritage for LGBTQ+ people in Bristol and overseas.
Programmed by Freedom Youth and involving local and international activists, this will be an opportunity to reflect on the past, consider the present and act on the future.
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 12pm to 4:30pm
M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN
Queer loss, queer Classics – The 2019 AGM Lecture
The audio for our 2019 AGM lecture is now available. The speaker is Professor Jennifer Ingleheart, Professor of Latin at Durham University; and the title of the talk is, “Queer loss, queer Classics: A. E. Housman’s ‘lost country’”.
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.
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.