The new Charlotte Pride Magazine makes its inaugural edition debut! An annual publication profiling Charlotte Pride programs, the annual festival and parade, interviews, features, community resource directory, and more! Your year-round guide to LGBTQ Charlotte.
CharlottePride MAGAZINE Love Overflowing by Jerry Yelton BETTY WHO TALKS IDENTITY, ART, PRIDE — AND THE IMPORTANCE OF QUEER REPRESENTATION Over the past few years, Betty Who has gained incredible prominence, especially with LGBTQ audiences. From her first single, “Somebody Loves You,” inspired by a goal of bringing joy back to pop music after the loss of Whitney Houston (also known for going viral after its use in a same-sex proposal video), to her most recent record of gender-bending pop tracks about love, life and loss, Betty is one of the most exciting and visible queer artists in pop music in 2019. This year, we are excited to have Betty Who join us as our headliner for CharlottePride because we acknowledge the importance of representation on our stages and the importance of storytelling through music. Read on to learn a little bit more about the person behind the buoyant, joyful pop you’ll hear on the Wells Fargo Stage: CharlottePride: Especially important this year with the Stonewall 50th Anniversary, Pride festivals are the opportunities for LGBTQ folks to see themselves visible and proud of their identities. What does Pride mean to you? Betty Who: Pride, to me, is about community. It’s about representation and seeing people who are living their lives authentically and proudly continued on page 28 >>> 26