Jussie Smollett among honorees during Atlanta Black Pride Weekend (photos)

The event included a star-studded guest list
Jussie Smollett was among the honorees at the 2022 Atlanta Black Pride Weekend celebration at Piedmont Park. (Photo Credit: ATLPics/Prince Williams and Freddy O)

Many public figures were honored during the 2022 Atlanta Black Pride Weekend‘s annual Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park over the Labor Day Weekend.

This year’s honorees included Jussie Smollett, Kandi Burruss, Joseline Hernandez, Natalie Nunn and Stasha Sanchez. Smollet received the first Alvin Ailey Trailblazer Award. Burruss received the Humanitarian award; Nunn got the Pioneer award and Sanchez received the ICON award.


Event performances included Blueface, Chrisean Rock, Jhonni Blaze, Damez and Dyllon Burnside. Special guests were Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Zeus Network CEO Lemuel Plummer, Bobby Lytes, Ballistic Beats, Miss Lawrence and Thomas Mackey.

A portion of the proceeds from the weekend’s activities will go to The Vision Community Foundation to benefit homeless LGBTQ+ youth and those affected with HIV/AIDs.


Blueface and Chrisean at the Pure Heat Community Festival. (Photo Credit: ATLPics/Prince Williams and Freddy O)
Stacey Abrams. (Photo Credit: ATLPics/Prince Williams and Freddy O)
Joseline Hernandez received the Trailblazer. (Photo Credit: ATLPics/Prince Williams and Freddy O)
Jussie Smollett received the Alvin Ailey Trailblazer Award. (Photo Credit: ATLPics/Prince Williams and Freddy O)
Kandi Burruss. (Photo Credit: ATLPics/Prince Williams and Freddy O)

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