Bay Area Photographer

Black Betty Towers

Towers, a drag queen in the San Francisco Bay Area, said she refuses to conform to any societal binaries, including gender. Her name, derived from a combination of Betty White from The Golden Girls, Ram Jam's song "Black Betty," and an adoption of her drag mother Grace Towers' last name, is something that initially formed in high school. As one of 5 Black kids in rural Petaluma, Calif., then-Brandon was always re