Charlotte Pride Magazine - August 2019 - Inaugural Edition

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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.

Charlotte Pride 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 Charlotte Pride 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:

Charlotte Pride: 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

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