Our Founders

Proud2Be Founders Maya and Max

Identical twins Max and Maya Price are both LGBTQ+ and grew up in a rural village in the West Midlands, knowing that not only were they different from the majority of their peers, but that their ‘difference’ to many was an unacceptable part of themselves. They were told this by their church, the media, their school and by certain members of their family.

With time, they both realised that they had internalised all those negative messages about being LGBTQ+ which in turn had had a hugely damaging effect on their mental health.

Inspired by these experiences- the twins set up Proud2Be in 2011 and have spent the last few years working alongside many LGBTQ+ people who have had or are having similar experiences to the ones they had growing up.

Proud2Be exists to ensure that LGBTQ+ people in Devon and beyond have the tools, support systems and opportunities to love and celebrate themselves, no matter what they may have been told.

Max and Maya hosted and produced the Proud2Be radio show from 2012-2016. Please click here to listen to their podcasts.

In 2015, Max and Maya Price spoke at the first ever TEDxTotnes. Their talk ‘How Shame Made Us Proud2Be’ was released and chosen by Tedx to be promoted to their 3 million YouTube subscribers.

Check out Max and Maya’s YouTube Channel here.

To read previous published articles by Max and Maya please click here.

To book them to speak at your event please email info@proud2be.org.uk or call 01803 362083.

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