Beverly McClellan was a local musician from Fort Lauderdale, Florida who toured up and down the east cost. After being invited to audition for the first season of “The Voice,” she became a contestant and was a finalist. After her elimination, she found herself in demand as a musician and thrust into the spotlight as an openly gay artist. It isn’t something she shied away from; after all, her mother found a bag of letters between her and another girl when she was only 13. Her success on “The Voice,” she believes, is evidence of a changing tide of public opinion about homosexuality and gay rights, and she’s honored to be a part of the conversation.
June 4, 2015