Brighton Ourstory Project was established in 1989. Its primary aim was to collect the archives of local gay and lesbian people and organisations in order to counter the death of similar material in local libraries, museums and archives. It became simply Brighton Ourstory in 2003 when the organisation became a registered charity. The archive contains documents dating from the 1940s to the 21st century and includes the papers of local activists, organisations such as Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard and the results of the Count Me In survey.
More information about this collection can be found at the East Sussex Record Office.
The holdings of ESRO comprise four fifths of the archives at The Keep. They date from 1101 to the present and are growing all the time. ESRO’s holdings cover the whole community and geographical area of the county of East Sussex and Brighton & Hove, recording every aspect of the lives and activities of its people, organisations and way of life.