Proud2Be is a grassroots user-led social enterprise that supports all LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, non-binary + more) people in Devon and beyond, to lead empowered, fulfilled, and authentic lives.

Inspired by the mental health issues they faced as a result of the bullying, isolation, and discrimination they experienced growing up as LGBTQ+ in a rural village, twins Max and Maya Price set up Proud2Be in 2011 by launching the Proud2Be campaign which now features videos and photos from various public figures and members of the public.

In a short time, Proud2Be has established itself as a well-respected social enterprise, facilitating various groups and events for adults and families, including an online group, an in-person evening group in Newton Abbot, an in-person Saturday group in Newton Abbot, a low-key in-person group in Newton Abbot and 121 adult support.

Proud2Be also runs a youth project, which includes a weekly online youth group and in-person weekly youth groups in Totnes, Newton Abbot & Torquay, 121 youth support, and a family coffee morning in Newton Abbot.

Proud2Be delivers interactive workshops to young people and awareness training to organisations and schools around the UK.

To view a timeline of all Proud2Be’s achievements to date, please click here.

Proud2Be asked its members which words spring to mind when they think about Proud2Be. Here is what they said:

For more information please get in touch.

Alternatively, you can email hello@proud2be.org.uk or call 0333 772 1187.