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.

 

Queer loss, queer Classics – The 2019 AGM Lecture

Jennifer IngleheartThe 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’”.

Listen here.

Trans Pride South West Community Day

Logo with pink white and blue stripes forming a heart on a purple backgroundCome and say ‘hello’ at the OutStories Bristol stall at the Trans Pride South West Community Day on Saturday 23rd November.

The Station, Silver Street, Bristol.  12pm to 4pm.

Rainbow Revolutions: new book documents LGBTQ+ history of the 20th century

Front cover of a book with a rainbow and text "Rainbow Revolutions - Power, Pride and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights"On June 28 1969, around one o’clock in the morning, New York City Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village, New York …

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

'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.