Meet the Logo30: Betty Who
Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2022 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.
By Athena Serrano
The Aussie-American pop singer Betty Who says Pride is a celebration of her chosen family and creative freedom. Without these, she would never have been able to release her latest single, the electropop “Blow Out My Candle,” in which she sings about finding self-love and confidence.
“I think a huge part of a huge part of the queer community is about people that you choose to hold around you and hold space for you and other people,” she says. “It’s so important to have your chosen family: people who see you and perceive you and understand you and hold space for you.”
Who reflects back on how much her music career has evolved in the last decade, especially leaving RCA Records and becoming an independent artist with the release of her third studio album, Betty, in 2019. “I’m proud of myself for [what I am] doing ’cause you gotta stan yourself. You’ve gotta be here for her and hold space for her and keep encouraging her.”
Her latest single is accompanied by the pre-order release of <a href="https:// bettywhostore.com/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>her own candle, with a percentage of the proceeds from its sales will go to GLAAD. The singer will also make her reality TV debut when she hosts Amazon’s dating show The One That Got Away, which is set to premiere on June 24.
Get to know Who and the rest of our incredible 2022 Logo30 honorees in the video below.
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