Young people from an LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) youth group in Devon have launched a Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to help them get to Trans Pride in Brighton next month.
Members of the Proud2Be youth group have been heavily involved in the planning of the trip and if successful, they will be able to take part in the procession, community day event and even visit the Museum of Transology, a unique exhibit documenting the history of transgender people in the UK, hosted by Brighton Museum. Trans Pride Brighton has been running since 2013 and is an important event in the LGBTQ+ calendar where trans people, friends, allies and family from all over the UK can meet and have an amazing time in a fun and safe space.
As part of the campaign, several young people have recorded a short video explaining why the trip is so important to them. In the video, Charlie says: “Being trans can be quite isolating, especially where we are in quite a rural area, it’s quite hard to meet other trans people and be in a trans space and it’s great that we have our youth group which acts like that, but being able to go to Trans Pride would be incredible, there’s so many trans people and we get to learn about trans history and be in a space that feels like ours and we can really be ourselves for the whole weekend and it’s going to be great!”
Young people have just under £1500 left to raise. Donations can be made at this link.
To find out more about Proud2Be you can visit www.proud2be.co.uk.