Beth Ditto

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Ditto on the premiere cover of London's Love Magazine. She has been an outspoken advocate for large women being body-positive.
Beth Ditto (Mary Beth Patterson, born 1981), is an American singer-songwriter, most famous for her work with the indie rock band Gossip.

In February 2009, she was featured in London as the cover model for the premiere of Love magazine with prominent public advertising.[1] In July that year Beth's fashion collection for the UK retailer Evans was released for sale, both online and in selected stores across the UK.[2]

She was included in the "Another Country" section of the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2010. The citation said:

"Plus-sized frontwoman, Beth Ditto, has had another busy year, leading her band, Gossip, on a barn-storming European tour while still finding time to attend the Cannes Film Festival, where her choice of outfit sent the blogosphere into a spin. The Arkansas export was nominated for outstanding music artist at the 2010 Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) awards."[3]

Beth Ditto was included in the Aim High booklet listing successful lesbian and gay people, published by the Lesbian & Gay Foundation.

In July 2013, Ditto married girlfriend Kristin Ogata in Hawaii. Ditto wore a gown by Jean Paul Gaultier; Ogata wore a jacket, shirt and shorts.[4][5]


Partly based on a Wikipedia article.

  1. Jo Clements "15-stone Beth Ditto launches Love magazine with nude shoot" Daily Mail 16 February 2009
  4. "The Gossip's Beth Ditto is talk of the town: Singer marries long-term girlfriend Kristin Ogata" The Independent 24 July 2013
  5. "Wedding belles! Barefoot Beth Ditto wears her dream Jean Paul Gaultier gown as she marries girlfriend Kristin Ogata" Daily Mail 24 July 2013