Bristol History Podcast

LISTEN: Telling the stories from Bristol LGBTQ people going back 300 years

Andrew Foyle from Outstories Bristol, a volunteer community history group, discusses the stories of LGBTQ people throughout Bristol’s history from the 17th century to the present day.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked Pride special on all things LGBTQ+ with Ivan Jackson

Covid-19 brings difficult times for Trans people in Bristol as government expected to ditch reforms

Features

'Most families find it shameful' - Finding pride in a community where being gay is taboo

It took over a decade for James to tell his family he was gay. Some Irish Travellers never get the chance to.

Ideas and Action

Ken Macharia not detained after asylum refusal

Reports

Bristol Pride promise ‘positive way forward’ on arms sponsorship

Not so long ago in Bristol you could be hanged for love

As the summer Pride season starts, it is worth remembering that British society was not always tolerant of homosexuality.

Watch: Drag Queen Story Time - sequins, glitter and messages of inclusion

Drag queens performed to their toughest audience yet at Parson Street Primary School for World Book Day.

Voices: Don’t let the arms industry sponsor Bristol Pride

Lorna Stephenson argues that companies such as Babcock should not be allowed to ‘pink-wash’ their dealings with repressive regimes by sponsoring Pride events.

Pride against all odds

A culture of disbelief towards LGBT asylum seekers means the safety and acceptance provided by support groups like Bristol Pride Without Borders is vital.

"Are you sexually confused?": Prejudice in mental health services

"You're sexually confused": Historically, LGBT+ people have been treated appallingly by mental health professionals and institutions, and the situation is still problematic today, says Luke Carter.

Children's mental health spending amongst worst in the country

Politicians speak of the need for ‘parity of investment’ in mental health services but this is not the reality for children or young people in...