Welcome to Proud2Be

Proud2Be is a social enterprise that supports LGBTQIA+ people and their families, in South Devon and beyond.

We campaign, deliver training and facilitate; a youth project, a volunteer programme and various groups and events throughout the year.

We value inclusivity, empowerment, celebration, integrity & bravery.

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Proud2Be has given me a supportive network of friends and a safe place to be myself. They are so welcoming and infectiously happy all the time. I could not ask for a better group of people!

Proud2Be Member

I'm thrilled to have been asked to become a patron of Proud2Be. Their 2015 Pride was a model of what LGBT+ community events should be - inclusive, intersectional, challenging, supportive and genuinely welcoming. Long may they continue.

CN Lester

I was delighted to receive the invitation to become a patron of Proud2Be. It strikes me as such an important project and I’ve been a supporter all the way. I feel confident they will continue doing good work.

Christine Burns MBE

Proud2Be is an amazing organisation. They are really engaged with their communities and their social events manage to bring together the whole diversity within the LGBT community.

Proud2Be Member

It gladdens my heart to be asked to become a patron of Proud2Be. I am delighted to be part of the great work they are doing to raise the profile of LGBTIQ people in Devon.

Aderonke Apata

Heading back to school for awards evening sporting my Proud2Be t-shirt, because if it weren't for them there's no way I'd have done as well as I did in exams, or as much as I did for LGBTQIA+ visibility and acceptance.

Proud2Be Youth Group Member

I am proud to be a patron of Proud2Be. The best weapon against prejudice is openness; every person who is open about who they are and who they love breaks the collective closet that has for so long immured LGBTQ people. That expands our ability to live our lives fully, to marry whom we wish, and to experience joy.

Andrew Solomon

Proud2Be Youth

We are proud to support LGBTQIA+ young people (aged 11-19) by facilitating a fortnightly youth group and 1:1 support in the form of mentoring and/or counselling and by providing a wide range of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

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Proud2Be Training

Proud2Be design and deliver training to suit the needs of you and your organisation. Our promise to you is that you will not be sat in front of a PowerPoint presentation for hours on end. Our sessions are engaging, fun and interactive.

More info HERE

Totnes Pride

In 2013, Proud2Be launched Totnes Pride, an inclusive community event open to everyone. The event includes a high street procession, a free family-friendly day event and a fun filled after party and takes place on the first Saturday in September every year.

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