Community News

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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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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In The South

Permanent rainbow crossing planned for Totnes

Besi Besemar February 8, 2015

Devon-based grassroots LGBT community organisation Proud2Be Project has announced plans to install Europe’s first permanent rainbow zebra crossing, in the rural town of Totnes in Devon.
Last year, Proud2Be laid down a temporary crossing outside St Mary’s Church in the High Street, in the lead up to the second-ever Pride event in Totnes.

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