Welcome to Proud2Be

Proud2Be is a social enterprise that supports LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) people and their families, in Devon and beyond, to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives.

We campaign, deliver training and facilitate; a youth project, a volunteer programme, and various groups and events throughout the year.

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Over the past 5 years Proud2Be has helped me so much. They are an amazing team, and always inspire me! I am a lot more confident and am coming out as Trans+ slowly to my family. I am being a more authentic self, and am happier as I am being ME! I couldn't have dreamed of that 5 years ago. Thank You Proud2Be!

Proud2Be Member

Heading back to school for awards evening sporting my Proud2Be t-shirt, because if it weren't for them there's no way I'd have done as well as I did in exams, or as much as I did for LGBTQIA+ visibility and acceptance.

Proud2Be Youth Group Member

I am proud to be a patron of Proud2Be. The best weapon against prejudice is openness; every person who is open about who they are and who they love breaks the collective closet that has for so long immured LGBTQ people. That expands our ability to live our lives fully, to marry whom we wish, and to experience joy.

Andrew Solomon

Amazing organisation which seems to go from strength to strength. Support for LGBT people can be hard to find in rural areas, Proud2Be are doing amazing work in their local community, both in offering support and spreading awareness, tackling prejudice and campaigning.

National Diversity Awards Testimonial

I'm thrilled to have been asked to become a patron of Proud2Be. Their 2015 Pride was a model of what LGBT+ community events should be - inclusive, intersectional, challenging, supportive and genuinely welcoming. Long may they continue.

CN Lester

It gladdens my heart to be asked to become a patron of Proud2Be. I am delighted to be part of the great work they are doing to raise the profile of LGBTIQ people in Devon.

Aderonke Apata

Proud2Be is an amazing organisation. They are really engaged with their communities and their social events manage to bring together the whole diversity within the LGBT community.

Proud2Be Member

Proud2Be is an amazing forward thinking organisation, who are so inspiring and dynamic. They are all about inclusiveness, diversity and equality. They walk the walk with great enthusiasm! We recommend them and praise them for their great work!

Cuthbert, Proud2Be Member

Proud2Be has enabled me to gain confidence, meet some wonderfully supportive people, have fun, be encouraged to be who I am and to no longer feel isolated and alone. I am immensely grateful to Proud2Be for helping me to find my voice again, my purpose and enthusiasm for life, one where I am finally proud to be who I am.

Ange, Proud2Be Volunteer

I was delighted to receive the invitation to become a patron of Proud2Be. It strikes me as such an important project and I’ve been a supporter all the way. I feel confident they will continue doing good work.

Christine Burns MBE

After attending the youth group, I now volunteer with the Totnes Pride Action Group and was asked to speak on the Panel Discussion, which was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and give a voice to experiences of LGBT+ youth.

Proud2Be Youth Member & Volunteer

I just wanted to thank you for the workshop you ran for us on Saturday afternoon; it really got the learners thinking about gender and difference in general. What a fabulous and extremely connective way to present it - your openness and willingness to discuss each and every question that was raised was remarkable.

Julie Wyman, Devon Counselling College

Proud2Be has given me a supportive network of friends and a safe place to be myself. They are so welcoming and infectiously happy all the time. I could not ask for a better group of people!

Proud2Be Member

Proud2Be is one of the friendliest and most genuinely inclusive groups I have ever had the privilege of being involved with.

Ally, Proud2Be Volunteer

Black Lives Matter

To say that we are angered by the ongoing racial injustice and police brutality against Black people would be a huge understatement. Proud2Be stands in solidarity with all those protesting in response….

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Proud2be Training

Proud2Be Training

We develop and deliver interactive training sessions to suit the needs of your organisation/group. Our promise to you is that you will not be sat in front of a PowerPoint presentation all day

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Our Services

We support LGBTQ+ people and their families in Devon and beyond by campaigning, delivering training, and facilitating; a youth project, and various groups and events throughout the year.

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