Are you LGBTQ+, 11-17, and living in Devon?

Proud2Be runs free weekly youth groups for LGBTQ+ young people, aged 13-17, in a safe and friendly environment to meet other young people, access information, and participate in fun activities

This image is the logo for Proud2Be. An orange circle with a white butterfly in the middle with a closed fist as the head of the butterfly. The words Proud 2 Be are listed inside of the butterfly.

They offer FREE 121 support for 11-17 year olds, where you can be who you are and talk about what you want with a kind and supportive LGBTQ+ youth worker.


This infographic provides the contact details for Proud 2 Be for youth support for signing up to their service.

Where can I access a group*?

Newton Abbot – Weekly group based in central Newton Abbot. Every Tuesday 5-7pm (term time)

Paignton – Weekly group based in central Paignton. Every Wednesday 5-7pm (term time)

Teignmouth – Weekly group based in central Teignmouth. Every Monday 5-7pm (term time)

* Group times and venues may be subject to change so please check for most up to date details here


How do I access a group?

You will need to fill in a registration form before attending your first group. To do this, please get in contact with Mel by filling out this form.


How the groups have helped other young people:

“Proud2Be has helped me. I’ve been going to group for a year and done so much.  I like helping with volunteering and have come to do Pride events with them as well. I’ve made lots of friends and learned about LGBTQ+ since joining. What I look forward to when I come to group is seeing everyone and talking to all the workers. I did one to one with ***** and that helped me because I had never met him before and it helped me talk to others more. I feel more confident talking about LGBT+ and how to help others.”

“As a teenager, I started going to a youth group that had a huge impact on my life. At the time I was struggling with school and had a difficult relationship with my family and this youth group felt like the only safe space I had where I could be myself. The youth workers at this group empowered me to take part in the community beyond the youth group and gave me opportunities to develop skills I wouldn’t have otherwise, including public speaking, delivering training, planning projects, and advocating for myself. The positive impact of this support and experience is something that I will continue to feel for the rest of my life.”


This image shows information about the Proud 2 Be youth groups and support available for LGBTQ+ young people aged 11-17 in Devon. It includes information about where and when groups are held, how to sign-up for their service and get in touch with them.