In June 2011, gay identical twin brothers, Mat and Jon Price sat in front of their web cam and recorded a short video. In the video they explained how they are both proud to be gay.
About three years prior to making the video, a mutual friend asked them both if they were proud to be gay. They both said no. When she asked why, they said they felt their sexual orientation wasn’t something they could be proud of.
In truth they were ashamed. After years of messages from their school, church, the media and certain members of their family, that being gay was wrong, they had internalised those messages and started to believe them.
That conversation with their friend was the catalyst for their change and three years later the Proud2Be Project was born.
Proud2Be Radio Show
Totnes Pride 2013
@moosemousse Sadly she passed away in the early hours of Monday 12th June- not sure of the details..she will be missed by many! x
Just back from Spain to hear the news about Chrisie Edkins- so sad! Our thoughts are with her family and friends! #RIP