Our Founders

Identical twins Max & Maya Price are both LGBTQ+ and grew up in a rural village in the West Midlands, knowing that not only were they different from the majority of their peers but that their ‘difference’ to many was an unacceptable part of themselves. They were told this by their church, the media, their school and by certain members of their family.

With time, they both realised that they had internalised all those negative messages about being LGBTQ+ which in turn had had a hugely damaging effect on their mental health.

Inspired by these experiences- the twins set up Proud2Be in 2011 and have spent the last ten years working alongside many LGBTQ+ people who have had or are having similar experiences to the ones they had growing up.

Proud2Be exists to ensure that LGBTQ+ people in Devon and beyond have the tools, support systems and opportunities to love and celebrate themselves, no matter what they may have been told.

In 2015, Max & Maya Price spoke at the first-ever TEDxTotnes. Their talk ‘How Shame Made Us Proud2Be’ was released and chosen by Tedx to be promoted to their 3 million YouTube subscribers.

Proud2Be Founders Maya & Max

Check out Max & Maya’s YouTube Channel here.

To book Max & Maya to speak at your event, please get in touch. Alternatively, you can email hello@proud2be.org.uk or call 0333 772 1187.