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  1. - Press Release Totnes Pride

    PRESS RELEASE: Totnes Set for the Pride of Its Life!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY 4TH AUGUST 2022 Devon-based Proud2Be is set to host their tenth Pride event in the historic market town of Totnes on Saturday 3rd September 2022. The grassroots user-led social enterprise is laying on a whole host of free activities, which will bring the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual,... Read more
  2. - News

    Join the Proud2Be Team

    Proud2Be are looking for dynamic, kind, enthusiastic and inclusive people to join our fabulous team! We are recruiting: An Adult Support Worker - South DevonDirectors - NationwideA Youth Engagement and Wellbeing Coordinator - South DevonA Youth Support Worker - South Hams Find out... Read more
  3. - Totnes Pride

    Totnes Pride 2021: In Conversation with Lucy

    Could you please share a bit about yourself? I am a 76-year-old gay trans widow, with a Gender Recognition Certificate. If there were such thing as a stereotypical trans person of today I would be nowhere near that. I have been incredibly fortunate in my relationships including my family and friends, career, financial... Read more
  4. - Totnes Pride

    Totnes Pride 2021

    RESIST. REACH OUT. RISE UP. Get your calendar out: 2ND - 4TH SEPTEMBER is Totnes Pride 2021! Join us for three days of exciting in-person & online events, in celebration of LGBTQ+ pride, people, and community. Our in-person events will have limited spaces, to ensure we can keep our community as safe as... Read more
  5. - News

    Proud2Be in Solidarity with 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 to the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We have been taking some time... Read more
  6. - Press Release Proud2Be Youth

    Proud2Be celebrates after receiving £160,000 from the National Lottery to support LGBTQ+ young people in Devon

    Social enterprise, Proud2Be, is today celebrating after being awarded £160,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) young people and their families in Devon. The organisation, based in Totnes, will use the money to run even more group and 121 support... Read more
  7. - Proud2Be Groups

    Proud2Be Group Rules

    Be Kind We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. We don’t all have to agree, but kindness is required. No Hate Speech or Bullying Bullying and oppressive and discriminatory behaviour/language of any kind will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited... Read more
  8. - Guest Blogger Proud2Be Youth

    Proud2Be Youth Blogger | Kit

    Why we started an LGBT+ group in our school 2017 figures suggested that 1 in 25 British young people identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. The Office for National Statistics described a “statistically significant increase” from previous years, amongst the general population but particularly amongst those aged 16 to... Read more
  9. - Totnes Pride

    Proud2Be Founders Totnes Pride 2017 Speech

    Max In writing this speech we decided to look at the themes that run through Proud2Be and its work over the last 6 years. Along with pride, community, love and celebration- one thing that stood out and the one I wanted to address today is the theme of sharing our personal and collective stories. Coming out is not a one-off... Read more
  10. - Guest Blogger

    Proud2Be Guest Blogger | Charlie

    Pride season is upon us already, meaning that it’s almost a year now since I came out and started going to the Proud2Be youth group. Recently I've been looking back and seeing just how far I've come, and how much I've learnt about what it means to be part of the LGBT+ community, and what it means to be proud of that. I... Read more
  11. - Guest Blogger

    Proud2Be Guest Blogger | Kim

    Out is the new in! Coming out. One of the most nerve wracking and darn scary events in life. Telling people who we really are is emotional, and frought. Telling family is tough. As a twentysomething I came out as Bi. It was horrendous! My familial relations took a severe knock. My Parents were devastated! I, and they never... Read more
  12. - News

    Something to share…

    This letter has been sat on my desk for a few weeks now. I had forgotten I had written it and when I found it at my Mum's house (I stumbled across it whilst looking for childhood photos to show to my partner) I knew that I wanted to share it with you. Part of me felt like I should keep it for myself but then I remembered that... Read more
  13. - Blog

    Proud2Be Guest Blogger | Roberta Chloe Verdant

    On Being Bisexual I have been coming out for about twelve years now. From the first time I vocalised my overwhelming suspicion I was Not A Straight Person, to the first time I had a girlfriend and announced her existence to my friends and family and so on and so on. As many other people who Are Not Straight know one rarely... Read more
  14. - Guest Blogger

    Proud2Be Guest Blogger | Irian Greenleaf

    Young? Trans? Rural? I've been invited to take part in a panel discussion at Totnes Pride this September, on the theme of "How can we best support LGBTQ+ young people?" I spend a lot of time in contact with young trans people, both online and face-to-face - so last week, I asked them "What are your three biggest difficulties,... Read more