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Proud2Be to bring this year’s Totnes Pride celebrations online

Graham Robson August 19, 2020

Totnes Pride to lay on a whole host of events from Monday, August 31 to Saturday, September 5, which will bring the LGBTQ+  community together with their allies, to celebrate difference and increase understanding around issues that are still faced by the community.

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Proud2Be receives £160,000 to support LGBTQ+ young people in Devon

Graham Robson June 26, 2020

Totnes-based social enterprise, Proud2Be, is celebrating after being awarded £160,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with LGBTQ+ young people and their families in Devon.

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Youth group seeks financial help to attend Trans Pride Brighton

Besi Besemar June 26, 2019

Young people from an LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) youth group in Devon launch a Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to help them attend Trans Pride in Brighton in July.

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Over 1000 march to support Totnes Pride in Devon

Besi Besemar September 16, 2018

The Historic Market Town of Totnes in rural Devon, held its sixth Pride event at the start of September, which brought the local LGBT+ communities together with their allies, to celebrate diversity in the town. Organisers of the event, Totnes-based social enterprise Proud2Be, laid on a whole host of events in the town.

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‘Marsha Was Her Name’ – Totnes to celebrate sixth Pride

Besi Besemar August 1, 2018

Historic market town of Totnes in Devon to host sixth Totnes Pride​ on Saturday, September 1, 2018. ​Social enterprise Proud2Be will be organising a whole host of events, to bring the wide and varied West Country LGBT+ communities together with their allies, to celebrate diversity in the town with the theme Marsha Was Her Name.

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Proud2Be twin comes out as trans woman

Besi Besemar June 13, 2018

Co-founder of Devon-based social enterprise Proud2Be, comes out as a trans woman, in website blog post. The news comes 7 years after Jae and her identical twin Max founded the organisation by recording a short video, explaining how they are both proud to be part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans+ (LGBT+) communities. Since then several high-profile figures have contributed to the campaign including Stephen Fry.

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Hundreds march to support Totnes Pride

Besi Besemar September 6, 2017

The Historic Market Town of Totnes in rural Devon, hosted its fifth Pride event at the weekend, with an estimated 1,500 people coming together to celebrate with the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, (LGBT+) communities. Organisers of the popular event, Totnes-based social enterprise Proud2Be, laid on a host of events in town on the big day.

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In The South

Proud2Be will paint the town gold at fifth Totnes Pride

Besi Besemar August 2, 2017

The historic market town of Totnes in Devon, will host the fifth Totnes Pride on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Social enterprise Proud2Be are organising a host of events, which will bring the LGBT+ communities together with their friends, families and supporters, to celebrate diversity in the town.

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Over 1,000 attend Totnes Pride

Gary Hart September 12, 2016

Totnes in rural Devon, saw its fourth Pride event on September 2, with over 1000 people taking to the streets of the historic market town to celebrate the LGBT+ communities in Devon. Organisers of the event, Devon-based social enterprise Proud2Be, laid on a host of events in the town in what is now regarded as the UK’s largest rural Pride event.

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