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.

 

PROUDbristol @ WYG: OutStories Bristol

Logo comprising text "Proud Bristol" superimposed over a rainbow flagMembers of OutStories Bristol will be talking at PROUDbristol’s August event about the history of Pride celebrations in the UK and abroad, and the first Bristol Gay Festival in 1977. Free and open to all. Details and register on Eventbrite.

Wednesday 21st August 2019,  6:30pm to 8pm
WYG’s offices, 90 Victoria Street, Bristol

Middle-aged man with moustache resting his chin on his left handTalk on poet A E Housman and OutStories AGM

Jennifer Ingleheart will talk about how A E Housman’s poetry reflects his losses as a queer man and his unrequited love for Moses Jackson, his roommate at Oxford University.

Saturday 5th October 2019, 2:30pm to 5pm in the Wills Memorial Building

This event will also be the AGM of OutStories Bristol. See full details here and register on Eventbrite.

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

'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.