LGBT+ History Month 2024 has the theme of #UnderTheScope, celebrating and remembering the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

We've rounded up some of the events taking place in the city to commemorate LGBT+ History Month, as well as some top LGBTQ+ nightlife and events across the city.  

LGBT History Month 2024

LGBTQ+ History Day at M Shed (24 February)

In partnership with OutStories Bristol, this event features a fascinating range of talks highlighting LGBTQ+ stories and heritage. Topics range from the search for ancient trans celts to a cheeky look at butts in art and historical images.

Take the opportunity to pick up an LGBTQ+ audio tour of M Shed on one of our ipods created by artist Tom Marshman, and visit the various stalls run by local LGBTQ+ organisations, including Bristol Pride, Bristol Radical History Group, Gay West, Outstories Bristol and the Gender exhibition team from Bristol Museums.

Talks include:
- Bristol’s Nineteenth Century Gay Christian Socialist Solicitor 
- In search of Trans Celts 
- Museum Bums: a cheeky look at butts in art and historical documents
- “A Sinkhole of Vice and Infamy: Transportation for Sodomy in 1840s Bristol” – by Andrew Foyle, social historian and member of OutStories Bristol.

Mary Renault’s Bristol and ‘The Charioteer’ at Bristol Central Library (8 February)

This free talk by Jonathan Rowe is about lesbian novelist Mary Renault, her associations with Bristol and her ground-breaking 1953 male gay love story The Charioteer which is set in a fictionalised Second World War Bristol.

Out of The Wardrobe ft Jayde Adams & Friends (16 February)

This brand new LGBTQ+ showcase night featuring a handpicked selection of the best queer comedians on the UK circuit, with host Morgan Rees and headliner Jayde Adams.

Jayde Adams
Image - Jayde Adams

Queer as F*ck Cabaret at The Old Market Assembly (16 February)

An evening of circus, drag, and burlesque from some of the most electric and eclectic queer artists from across the country, featuring Jonbers Blonde from Ru Paul's Drag Race, and hosted by Lolo Brown.

Queer Reads Book Club (24 February - sold out)

Join Queer Space Bristol in the Watershed Café & Bar for this LGBTQIA+ book club, held once a month at Watershed.

Poundemonium at OMG (every Wednesday)

Tina Sparkle the Queen of Drag, breaks up the dance floor and gets willing participants up on stage to take part in games where the winner takes home prizes of all sorts!

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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery exterior

Museum and art gallery exhibiting some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building

Watershed Bristol Harbourside

Enjoy a lively programme of independent film, digital media and events at this fantastic media centre in the heart of the Harbourside