Proud2Be is a grassroots queer-led social enterprise that exists to support and enable LGBTQIA+ people in Devon (and beyond) to thrive, be free, safe, and proud to be ourselves; and to work with others to acknowledge and help dismantle systemic oppression.

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

Since then, Proud2Be has established itself as a well-respected social enterprise, facilitating various groups and events for adults and families, including an online group, a social evening, a family-friendly Saturday social, a low-key group, a parent/carer support group, an 18-30 group, various one-off events throughout the year all over Devon and 121 adult support.

Proud2Be also runs a youth project, which includes weekly youth groups and 121 youth support.

Proud2Be delivers interactive workshops to young people and a whole host of training sessions to professionals around the UK.

All of our services are provided by a team of friendly, trained professionals and valued volunteers.

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

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For more information please get in touch.

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