Totnes Pride to launch in 2013

Proud2Be Project is set to launch it’s first rural pride event in Totnes, DevonTotnes Pride for all local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their friends, family members and supporters.

The event will be held at The Civic Hall in Totnes on Saturday 14th September 2013 at 12.00pm and will include a live panel debate, live music, food and drinks, workshops & stalls for local community organisations and the Devon & Cornwall Police.

Sgt. Ryan Doyle from the Devon Diverse Communities Team said, “Devon and Cornwall Police are proud to support Totnes Pride as part of our commitment to the LGB&T communities in the area. We would also like to congratulate Mat and Jon Price and the Totnes Pride team for organising the day and hope that this can be established as a successful annual event”

Founded and directed by identical twin brothers Mat and Jon Price, Proud2Be has already been put forward for a Princes Trust award and a National Diversity award.

The whole thing started as the gay brothers sat in front of their web cam and told the world they are proud to be gay.

Since then a number of high profile figures have come forward and recorded similar messages, including Peter Tatchell, Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans MP, Michael Cashman MEP and of course the wonderful Stephen Fry.

Through the project, Mat and Jon will not only host the yearly pride event and run the video campaign but also facilitate social groups and workshops.

With a strong and positive vision driving the project founders said, “As gay children growing up in a small rural village we both know how isolating it can feel to be LGBT identified and have little access to those of the same community.

We felt it was time to bring Pride into rural areas where LGBT people are at most risk of feeling isolated and invisible. We are really looking forward to showcasing and celebrating our wonderfully diverse community at Totnes Pride later this year”.

The Proud2Be Project invites everyone to attend. Whether LGB or T or their friend, family member or supporter.

To find out more about Totnes Pride or other Proud2Be services head to http://proud2beproject.org/ or email info at proud2beproject.org.

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