Proud2Be is a grassroots user-led social enterprise that supports LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) people in 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 including an online social group, a face to face Totnes-based group, a face to face Newton Abbot-based group and Totnes Pride. The groups and events are supported by a volunteer base of 55 and rising.

Proud2Be also runs a youth project, which 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 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.

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