My favorite Whitney is defensive Whitney (Nippy has bite!), and so I love this clip from her 1999 MTV All Access special that someone truly wonderful recently put in my hands. In it, John Norris asks her about her performance at New York's pride festivities in 1999 and, in light of the longstanding rumors about Whitney's own sexuality, she immediately differentiates her pride (for being a mother and a wife and a daughter and a sister and a lover and a friend) from gay pride. OK! We get it! You are everything in the world aside from gay, Whitney!
Her tone is otherwise of reciprocal appreciation. The footage of her freaking out on house remixes of "It's Not Right But It's Okay" and "Heartbreak Hotel" in front of a throng of rapturous gays is hilarious. The best supporting performance award goes to her non-supporting belt.
Happy Pride, whatever it is that you're proud of.