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Photos Honoring Black Pride in the ATL
Held over Labor Day, Atlanta Black Pride Weekend, the country’s leading Black LGBTQ+ annual pride celebration held its 10th annual Pure Heat Community Festival with special honorees: Kandi Burruss, Jussie Smollett, Joseline Hernandez, Natalie Nunn, and Stasha Sanchez. And we've got photos!
The festival included performances by Dyllon Burnside, Blueface and Chrisean Rock, Jhonni Blaze, Damez, Juiicy 2X, Aaron Thomas Gary Lavard, Neyzus, and more.
Rashad Burgess and OC Allen
The event was hosted by Bishop O.C. Allen, Rashad Burgess, Melissa Scott, Julius James, Cadillac, Big Daddy, Hypeman Bizzy and Victor Jackson.
Bobby Lytes, Cadillac, Bizzy, and Natalie Nunn
Notable VIP’s and influencers included: Zeus Network CEO, Lemuel Plummer, Bobby Lytes, Ballistic Beats, Miss Lawrence, Thomas Mackey, Stacey Abrams and more.
The 10th annual Pure Heat Community Festival, known as a free day of unity, is a cultural event that includes market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers like Damez (above), entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways - all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision.
2022 honorees included Joseline Hernandez (Joseline’s Cabaret) who received a Trailblazer award.
Honoree Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta) received the annual Humanitarian award
Troubled actor Jussie Smollett (B-Boy Blues) received the first-ever Alvin Ailey Trailblazer Award.
Stasha Sanchez with Award
Stasha Sanchez (Legendary) received the annual Icon award.
Natalie Nunn (BADDIES SOUTH) received the all-new Pioneer award.
Melissa Scott and Natalie Nun
Christian Rock and Blueface
Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams attended
Victor Jackson, OC Allen, Kandi and Rashad Burgess
A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities benefit homeless LGBTQ+ youth and those infected/affected with HIV/AIDS via The Vision Community Foundation