Our News

  1. Youth Discussion: Gender Expectations and Stereotypes | Totnes Pride Online

    During Totnes Pride Online 2020 we recorded a discussion between Proud2Be youth members - together they discuss how gender stereotypes and expectations impact on their lives. Here it is! Transcribed with Otter.ai, edited. Maya: Hi there and welcome to Youth Speaks, a discussion around gender expectations and stereotypes. So, my name’s Maya and my pronouns are she/her. I’m not a young person, I’m here to facilitate the discussion and kind of pose some questions. So I wondered if we... Read more
  2. Our Groups & Events – From October Onwards

    Hi there, From October onwards, our groups and events schedule will be changing. We will be running online groups as well as slowly introducing some face to face sessions. Social Groups Online - these will continue and will run fortnightly, one group on a Saturday and one on a Thursday evening. Although the Netflix film night's will no longer be running, there is always the option of watching a film together on a Thursday night! Face to Face - We are currently securing an... Read more
  3. 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 to educate ourselves about how we contribute to and benefit from systemic racism and white supremacy, and how this relates to our work at Proud2Be. We remain committed... Read more
  4. Totnes Pride Online / 31st August-5th September 2020

    TOTNES PRIDE ONLINE / 31st August-5th September 2020 Open to LGBTQ+ people and allies. Join us this year for Totnes Pride Online to honour our individual and collective stories by: 'REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS' Throughout the first week of September, we will be hosting a number of online events. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing what 'Remembering Our Roots' means to us, as a team. We also look forward to revealing details of everything we have spent the last few months... Read more
  5. 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 activities for local LGBTQ+ young people and to provide support sessions for their family members. The news comes exactly 9 years since identical twins Max and Maya... Read more
  6. This Year’s Totnes Pride…

    Due to the uncertainty around how long the current COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and/or social distancing measures will be in place, and with the risk of a second wave of the virus towards the end of the year, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Totnes pride as it stands, and instead, host an online event in its place. This has been a difficult decision, as for us, some of the highlights of the previous events centre around people coming together in person, and... Read more