Who we are at BEAU
Recognizing a void in Charleston’s growing LGBT community, 3 women (Maria Rivers, Jennifer Muckelvaney, and Jamie Brown) decided to start a magazine that highlights our community, bringing visibility to Charleston’s eclectic and diverse scene. In December 2014, BEAU Magazine became Charleston’s first full-color vibrant forum celebrating LGBTQA lifestyle and integration throughout the Holy City. Since then, BEAU has collaborated with many LGBTQA readers and LGBTA friendly businesses through mixed media, allowing more pathways to free, nonjudgmental commerce. Now, BEAU Magazine IS the Southern source for LGBTQA culture!
BEAU provides an atmosphere for everyone under the rainBEAU to express their voice while connecting people to LGBTQ friendly businesses and services, as well as non-profits and outreach resources that openly support and welcome them. At BEAU, we find up to date and fact driven news relating to equality and human rights locally and nationally. We have come a long way, but many LGBTAQI consumers are still weary of businesses that may not welcome the LGBT dollar. This is where BEAU comes in with the BizBEAU Guide.
At BEAU, we have developed several different ways to reach the LGBTQA in the Lowcountry. One way is BEAU Magazine’s BizBEAU Guide, a guide that allows our flourishing LGBTQAI readership to visit, shop, and experience local and national businesses that are welcoming to all, provide a judgment-free zone. The BizBEAU Guide is the hub for you to connect with LGBT-friendly businesses and services.
We have also created BEAU Resources, a list of non-profits and outreach resources that are robust and always growing. This helps connect our readership and supporters with help when it’s need most. Find up to date and fact driven news relating to equality and human rights locally and nationally in our LGBT WorldWide section. We will introduce you to hometown heroes, and highlight pivotal points that stand for LGBT rights in Charleston and in the Southeast.
With the ever growing climate, check out our BEAU Blog were you will find up to date news, reviews, and stories from our collaborators that help cultivate Southern LGBTQA culture. Captured in each BEAU Blog are empowering stories written by the voice of our LGBTQ community. Each story is designed to captivate and engage the reader, ultimately connecting and strengthening and integrating our LGBTQA community.
Our mission is to liberate, inform, educate, and entertain our LGBTQA community through sharing our stories. We are designed to integrate our readership with each other while connecting them with LGBTQA-friendly businesses and service that support equal rights. BEAU is about sharing voices that create the Southern LGBTQA community.
Our Vision is to create a platform for the LGBTQA community voices to express themselves with freedom.
BEAU Magazine is a platform to gather, analyze and share information regarding issues and experiences that relate to LGBTQ people. BEAU is a safe space designed to enhance communications and relationships between the communities, and a place for us all to shine as our true selves. We inspire readers to connect, inform, and consider the ever-evolving meaning of being LGBTQ through our magazines, blogs, and events.