Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country’s leading LGBTQ annual pride completed their annual weekend celebration with the 3rd Annual Pure Heat Community Festival. The festival put on by The Vision Community Foundation featured a special award presentation to Grammy Award winning songstress, Faith Evans. A host of celebrities including, Tameka Raymond (VH1’s “Atlanta Exes”); Claudia Jordan & Gary Hayes (“Rickey Smiley Morning Show”); Towanda Braxton (WeTV’s “Braxton Family Values”) and Chyna (WeTV’s “LA Hair”) all came out to show their support to the LGBTQ community.
Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen (The Vision Church of Atlanta) and Rashad Burgess presented Faith Evans with the 2014 Humanitarian Award. New singing sensation Havok Jones serenaded Faith Evans with a cover her classic, “Soon As I Get Home.” Additional activities included: female impersonator CiCi; Greek stroll competition; hair battles and the crowd favorite, J-Sette Competition. The Pure Heat Community Festival also brought awareness to the epidemic of HIV-AIDS, and advocated for campaigns towards human rights, education, health and wellness, and homelessness. Check out more photos from the festival in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson
Source: Vaughn Alvarez
Photo Credit: MyHart Entertainment; Ariel Field; TraxxGirls; Miko Evans