Overview

Proud2Be is a social enterprise that supports LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) people and their families, in South 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, identical 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 in South Devon including a fortnightly online social group, a face to face Totnes based social group and Totnes Pride. The groups and events are supported by a volunteer base of 55 and rising.

In 2014, Proud2Be launched a youth project, which now includes weekly youth groups, 121 youth support, and a family support group.

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

To increase visibility and awareness of the issues faced by LGBTQ+ people living in rural areas, Proud2Be runs regular member-led campaigns including a campaign to install the UK’s first permanent rainbow crossing.

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 HERE. Alternatively, you can email info@proud2be.org.uk or call 01803 362083.

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