1. A Late Starter – A snippet from ‘Proud To Be Gay’

    A snippet of Mat and Jon’s forthcoming book ‘Proud To Be Gay'. Enjoy! Jon- I’d never really been exposed to many gay people before. Well, openly gay people. Tonight was the night. I had chosen a black smart t-shirt, formal black trousers and black shoes. I looked very smart for my first ever gay club. My friend Rebecca drove us in her car. As we walked in I immediately felt completely overdressed. Everyone else was wearing jeans, trainers and colourful T shirts. They looked like they... Read more
  2. Proud2Be Guest Blogger : Zoe Lock

    A lovely piece from Devonshire writer Zoe Lock. Here she talks about her experience of some of the views she encountered about gay people whilst living in Kenya. Religion encompasses most of what Kenyans do in some way or another. For most of them it will lead their lives, some more devotedly than others. Some so much that they may go as far as to not love thy neighbour as thyself. In some hospitals in Kenya it has been known for patients to be refused treatment due to their sexual... Read more
  3. Proud2Be Post : Standing Up

    Proud2Be Project was out at Plymouth Pride last week spreading the Proud2Be message! Whilst our gang was sat in the park enjoying a picnic I decided to go for a mooch about with some business cards! I had a chat with most of the stall holders and made some great connections (I think they call it networking). I came to the police tent and immediately wondered if I should bother. I have never had anything to do with the police and if I am honest I wasn’t sure how they could help our project... Read more
  4. Equal Marriage : It’s Only Fair

    The Proud2Be Project supports equal marriage, mostly for the message it sends to society- that under the law same-sex couples are regarded as equal and deserving of the same rights as their straight brothers and sisters. Likewise we believe our straight brothers and sisters are deserving of the same rights. At this time only same-sex couples can enter into a civil partnership and only opposite-sex couples can enter into a civil and religious marriage. To us equality means civil and religious... Read more
  5. Proud2Be Blog Post : Coming Out

    Proud2Be Post : Coming Out I have been thinking recently about coming out. More specifically my own coming out. I have come out as gay a number of times so far and I continue to do so every time I start a new job or meet somebody new. These days for me it is easy. Partly down to the fact that attitudes and beliefs are changing but mostly I think because I am no longer ashamed of who I am and have finally released the need to have others agree, accept or get on board with who I am. One... Read more